Julian Anderson curates a concert of compelling reflections on the music of poetry and the poetry of music. Aurora opens with the rhythmic intensity of Stravinsky’s Concertino for string quartet, alongside Anderson’s own Poetry Nearing Silence, an eight-movement suite inspired by the drawings and poems of Tom Phillips. The performance also includes the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’ new work featuring soprano, Claire Booth.
Aurora Orchestra gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation.
Stravinsky Concertino for string quartet
Stravinsky Three Japanese Lyrics
Ravel Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Julian Anderson Poetry Nearing Silence
Augusta Read Thomas New work for voice and ensemble (world premiere)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Tragoedia
Claire Booth soprano
Nicholas Collon conductor