Betsy Jolas Quatre Duos
Clare Elton round and round and… World premiere
Helmut Lachenmann Serynade
Luciano Berio’s Naturale reshapes folk music into a new tradition – a haunting, scintillating fusion of Sicilian balladry, sung by a Palermo street singer, with the classical avant-garde. There’s similar alchemy at work in Serynade, a tour de force for solo piano that explores the instrument’s sonic range while also tipping its cap to the piano’s place within concert-hall convention. The second of our three socially distanced concerts for three musicians opens with four of a kind, a quartet of shape-shifting duets for viola and piano by Betsy Jolas, and continues with a new solo piano work written just for us by young composer Clare Elton. And as with all other concerts in this 3×3 series, we’ll be livestreaming the 7pm performance via this website and other online platforms for free.
Vicci Wardman viola
Benjamin Powell piano
Tim Williams percussion
A maximum of 30 tickets are available for this concert so we can meet government guidelines on social distancing, with audience members seated at least 2m apart. Tickets are only available in advance and will not be sold on the door. For more on how we’re addressing audience safety in the light of COVID-19, see the ‘Plan Your Visit’ page.
Live online: To allow as many people as possible to enjoy the 3×3 series, we’ll be livestreaming the 7pm concert at this website and other online platforms – entirely for free. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation to Psappha.
The concert will last approximately 70 minutes.