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The New Music Players was founded by the composer Edward Dudley Hughes and is one of the most engaging of the new independent contemporary classical ensembles. It has made several commercial CDs, worked with leading composers, broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3, appeared at major UK Festivals and toured in Europe This programme at Lakeside features a number of engaging works. Profoundly moving, Pierrot Lunaire is a seminal work full of imagery and drama, a tour de force blending the comic and poetic. Pierrot is framed by Ravel’s evocative settings of de Parny ‘Madagascan’ poems and Edward Dudley Hughes delicate score to Joris Ivens’s 1929 film classic Regen (Rain) (1929). Find out more about NMP