In Focus I: Steve Reich@75
Saturday 26th November 2011 at 7:30 pm
Arguably the most high-profile concert to be presented in the Wathen Hall in its entire history, we are delighted to welcome legendary Pulitzer Prize- and multi-Grammy award-winning American composer, Steve Reich, for a gala concert celebration of his music during his seventy-fifth birthday year.
Bringing together a range of ensembles and performers associated with Reich's music, as well as some of the most talented musicians from St Paul's School and St Paul's Girls' School, we dedicate an entire evening to this iconic composer and his music.
With a programme that features the systematic and enthralling patters of 'Clapping Music' (featuring the composer as one of two performers), the shimmering luminescence of two of Reich's most celebrated "counterpoint" works, the graphic horrors of the Holocaust in the Grammy award-winning 'Different Trains', and the hypnotic, trance-inducing waves of the illustrious 'Music for 18 Musicians' - all in the composer's presence - this is an historic occasion of monumental proportions not to be missed.
Please note that there are no concessions or student tickets available for this concert/interview.
**For seating arrangements for this concert, please see the Booking Information**
Steve Reich (composer, percussion and special guest)
Joshua Kellie (percussion)
Charlie Dale-Harris (clarinet)
Joel Sandelson ('cello)
The Smith Quartet
The London New Music Ensemble (director, Ryan Hepburn)
Sound Intermedia and Simon Hendry (sound design and engineering)
Barnaby Couch (visual technician)
Clapping Music (featuring Steve Reich)
New York Counterpoint (with video projection)
Music for 18 Musicians
Post-concert interview: Steve Reich, Ryan Hepburn and Micaela Haslam (director, Synergy Vocals)
The London New Music Ensemble's performance of 'Music for 18 Musicians' has been prepared for Steve Reich by Micaela Haslam, Amanda Morrison (Synergy Vocals) and Ryan Hepburn.
Band F (Balcony seats)