BBC Proms At Belfast

The Waterfront Studio, Waterfront Hall , 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH, Northern Ireland

 

Three generations of French composers, and a century-long revolution in the way that we hear the world.

“The listener must be gripped and – whether or not they like it – drawn into the flight path of the sounds, without special training being necessary.”  Iannis Xenakis

From the exquisitely realised miniature worlds of Maurice Ravel, to the sacred ecstasies of Olivier Messiaen and the bold, sonic architecture of his pupil Iannis Xenakis (who would have been 100 this year), these are sounds to ravish the ear and set the synapses sparking. Hebrides Ensemble is a virtuoso chamber ensemble created specially to play music like this – up close and personal in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall Studio.

For more information visit the BBC Proms website here.

Tickets available now via the Waterfront Box Office here.


Programme

Xenakis – Allegro Molto (1949) [unpublished student work]
Xenakis – Akea (1986)
Messiaen – Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes (1991)
Xenakis – Ittidra (1996)
Ravel – Pavane pour un infante défunte (1899)
Xenakis – À R. (hommage à Ravel) (1987)
Messiaen – ‘Louange à l’Immortalité de Jésus’ from Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1941)
Iannis Xenakis

 


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