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Folk Roots

Sat 2 November 2019
Hall Two, Kings Place

Join Aurora’s Leader Maia Cabeza in a mesmerising performance of chamber works sparked by European folk music in this atmospheric evening Lock-In.

By turns meditative and exhilarating, the programme weaves together original field recordings of folk songs with dynamic performances of 20th-century works inspired by Central and Eastern European folk music. Hear Bartók’s fiery Rhapsody No. 2 for violin and piano, Kodály’s expressive Duo for violin and cello, and Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff’s little-heard Sonata for Solo Violin of 1927, which bristles with percussive effects and boisterous folk rhythms.

Performed in darkness, with the audience invited to lie down on cushions among the musicians, Folk Roots offers a spellbinding and immersive encounter with the captivating world of European folk music.

Q&A with Maia Cabeza
Folk songs, field recordings and lying down immersed in music. Aurora Leader Maia Cabeza chats with us about what to expect for Folk Roots

This event is preceded by Mozart’s Piano: New Rhapsodies.

This event was previously billed as Slåttespel with Principal Cellist Torun Sæter Stavseng, but due to Torun expecting, Maia Cabeza will now be presenting Folk Roots.

The Lock-In
The Lock-In is our revelatory late-night series curated by our Principal Players. Each intimate and informal performance takes you on a journey of musical discovery across diverse genres and art forms. Expect eclectic musical encounters that unfold in new and surprising ways.

Photo credit: Kaupo Kikkas