Music Festival hcmf// Ensemble Modern + Arditti Quartet: Ferneyhough

Brian-Ferneyhough © Charlotte Oswald

Sat, 18.11.2017

St Paul’s Hall

University of Huddersfield
HD1 3DH Huddersfield

Appearing at hcmf// for the first time in over a decade, contemporary music powerhouse Ensemble Modern come together with the Arditti Quartet – one of the world’s most acclaimed string quartets – to showcase a programme of UK premiere performances. Marking the festival’s 40th edition, hcmf// has co-commissioned Brian Ferneyhough to write five new movements for his cycle Umbrations, performed here in full alongside recent works by Christopher Trapani and Carola Bauckholt.

Ensemble Modern:
Dietmar Wiesner flutes
Christian Hommel oboe
Nina Janßen-Deinzer clarinets
Saar Berger french horn / woodblocks
Uwe Dierksen trombone
Hermann Kretzschmar piano / electric organ
Rainer Römer percussion
Jagdish Mistry violin
Andra Darzins violin
Ulrike Stortz viola
Eva Böcker cello
Paul Cannon double bass
Brad Lubman conductor

Arditti Quartet:
Irvine Arditti violin
Ashot Sarkissjan violin
Ralf Ehlers viola
Lucas Fels cello

Christopher Trapani PolychROME UK Premiere
Carola Bauckholt Laufwerk UK Premiere

Brian Ferneyhough Umbrations UK Premiere (Co-commissioned by hcmf//, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Ensemble Modern, Festival d’Automne à Paris with support from Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music and Wien Modern)

Parts of this concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 24 December.

Produced by hcmf//. Supported by the Goethe-Institut London.