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What's On  2017 Season  Transfigured Night

Purcell Fantasia Upon One Note
Biber Battalia à 10
Cage String Quartet in Four Parts
Purcell Incidental Music from The Fairy-Queen
Taverner Quemadmodum
Schoenberg Transfigured Night


Starting with Biber's riotous 16th century depiction of drunks singing folk songs in a pub, Music Director Rakhi Singh leads the Collective through a tour-de-force programme spanning 400 years of western composition. Following the Biber, John Cage's String Quartet in Four Parts, a baroque-inspired spiritual odyssey through the seasons, is thoughtfully paired with extracts from The Fairy-Queen by Henry Purcell.

In the second half, the Collective perform Arnold Schoenberg's seminal string sextet, Transfigured Night. Based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, this searing work explores themes of love, passion, and betrayal.

Performances

Liverpool / Fri 10 Feb 2017
The Buyers Club

Manchester / Sat 11 Feb 2017
Islington Mill

Artists

Rakhi Singh Violin
Simmy Singh Violin
Kay Stephen Viola
Ali Vennart Viola
Adam Szabo Cello
Will Hewer Cello
Harvey Davies Harpsichord