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12 ensemble

Sep 16th 2018 @ Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

London, United Kingdom
Sunday, September 16th, 2018
7:30 PM
The influential 12 ensemble (plus solo violist – tba) bring a programme of historic and contemporary music to the Milton Court stage, for a night entitled Reborn. The event brings together works inspired by Dowland, Monteverdi and Schubert on themes of death, tears and sleep, reimagined as music for that most enduring of classical ensembles, the string orchestra.\nThe ensemble will perform Schubert’s Death & the Maiden, arranged here for string orchestra by another great Late Romantic composer, Gustav Mahler. Preceding this will be Britten’s Lachrymae, juxtaposed with Tansy Davies’ Residuum, a new work for strings that is inspired by John Dowland’s collection of instrumental music Lachrimae (1604) - the very same work upon which Britten’s own Lachrymae is based. In a cross-collaboration with choreographer Alexander Whitley, the ensemble has created a film to accompany their performance of Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes,\nwhich will be screened behind them as they perform.