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Around Britten with Matthew Barley
Please note 75 minute concert – no interval Dai Fujikura New commission (with electronics) JS Bach Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011 John Tavener Thrinos Britten Suite No.3 for Cello (with video) Jan Bang/Barley Remix of Fujikura work, with improvised cello part James MacMillan New commission for solo cello Celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth in 2013, this programme is built around his Third Suite for solo cello, and also includes new commissions from James MacMillan, Dai Fujikura and Norweigan DJ/composer Jan Bang. Britten's suite is based on the Hymn for the Dead from the Russian Orthodox Church, and is one of his most emotionally powerful instrumental works. The works for cello and electronics provide a contrasting world of colour and interest; a specially created video will be screened as Barley plays the Britten Suite. The concert finishes at approximately 8.55pm