Thu 11th March, 8pm
Cabaret opera by Schoenberg
Nothing short of a music theatre landmark, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire had Berlin audiences captivated at the 1912 premiere. Highly original – it was written during a period of Expressionism and at the height of the composer’s friendship with Kandinsky - the opera is full of unusual combinations of instruments and still sounds highly modern today.
This fascinating work sets Albert Giraud's dark, eerie poems to music, created for speaking/singing female performer and chamber ensemble. It is a challenging, exciting piece, and has in the past been performed by vocalists as diverse as Cleo Laine and Bjork: for this tour Hebrides Ensemble have teamed up with the Vienna Burgtheater's lead actor, the excellent Sylvie Rohrer.
The programme includes works by Chopin, Debussy, Beamish and a brand new commission by young Scottish composer Helen Grime. Not to be missed!
Artistic Director/Cello - William Conway
Speaker - Sylvie Rohrer
Violin - Alexander Janiczek
Viola - Catherine Marwood
Flute/Piccolo - Rosie Elliot
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet - Yann Ghiro
Piano - Philip Moore Pierrot Lunaire Preview Podcast by Hebrides Ensemble