Chamber Music & Talk
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH/ GEORGE BENJAMIN: Canon & Fugue for small orchestra BWV 108
GEORGE BENJAMIN: Fantasia no.7 in C minor after Henry Purcell
GEORGE BENJAMIN: Viola, Viola
GEORGE BENJAMIN: Shadowlines
- Conductor George Benjamin
Presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Piano George King
Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
In this special concert, members of the MCO, composer/conductor George Benjamin, and presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch combine chamber music and discussion to provide insight into the life and works of the London-born George Benjamin.
It will be followed by an evening performance of George Benjamin’s masterpiece Written on Skin in a semi-staged concert version.
Amongst the pieces featured here, is Viola, Viola, which has been travelling with the MCO since violists Béatrice Muthelet and Anna Puig Torné first performed it in Aix-en-Provence in 2012. Since the great success of their initial performance, Béatrice and Anna have brought Viola, Viola to many other cities, including New York, Berlin, Barcelona and Reykjavik.