Illuminate string quartet with soprano Soul Zisso, Clarice Rarity (violin I), Christine Cornwell (violin II), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecelia Bignall (cello)
In this concert Illuminate Women’s Music presents the Illuminate string quartet with soprano Soul Zisso, our performers in residence for our second season of 2019. They will present a programme of six new works by women composers commissioned by Illuminate. These composers are Caroline Bordignon, Soul Zisso, Joanna Ward, and the Illuminate composers in residence Angela Elizabeth Slater, Sarah Westwood and Blair Boyd. These new works will feature alongside a wealth historical works by composers such as Rebecca Clarke, Barbara Strozzi, Vivian Fine and Ruth Crawford Seeger, giving a rich context to the strong but neglected tradition of women’s music. Illuminate Women's Music 2019 seasons II concerts are supported by Ambache Charitable Trust and RVW Trust.
David Milsom (violin), Rebecca Smith (viola), George Kennaway (cello), Jonathan Gooing (piano)
Meiningen Ensemble: Piano Quartets by Mozart and Howells
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor
Herbert Howells Piano Quartet
A performance of two seminal works for piano quartet focusing on early twentieth century British performing practices.
A double-bill of 1920s French cinema with improvised musical accompaniment. Germaine Dulac co-founded the impressionist movement of film makers in1920s Paris and her 1928 The Smiling Madame Beudet is often acknowledged as the first feminist film. Dmitri Kirsanoff’s 1926 Ménilmontant is impressionist cinema at its most beguiling and poetic; New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael famously declared Ménilmontant her favourite film. This double-bill brings together two of the Parisian avant-garde’s most individual talents and is an ideal introduction to silent film.
Paul Nilon (tenor), Louise Winter (mezzo soprano) and Jonathan Fisher (piano ) with members of the University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir
Leoš Janáček: Die Wolfspur
Leoš Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Critically acclaimed English operatic singers Paul Nilon and Louise Winter join forces with The University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir to present Janáček’s sensual masterpiece–The Diary of One Who Disappeared. This dramatic retelling of a young farm boy’s erotic encounter with a strange gypsy woman will be presented in English translation.