Mozart (arr. Hummel) Piano Concerto No. 18 in Bb major, K456
Anna Meredith Origami Songs
Emily Hall Life Cycle (world premiere of version for large ensemble)
John Reid piano
Mara Carlyle vocals
This programme explores the different guises of transformation in the music of Anna Meredith, Emily Hall, and Mozart.
Ranging from the explosive to the delicate, Anna Meredith’s Origami Songs is a series of compelling miniatures, inspired by the intricate origami folds that breathe life into a sheet of paper.
Intimate, heartbreaking, and beautiful, Emily Hall’s Life Cycle follows a woman’s emotional journey to motherhood. Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle brings her mesmerising voice to this poignant song cycle with lyrics by Toby Litt – here premiered in a new version for large ensemble.
Complementing these two pieces is an insightful recasting of Mozart’s charming Piano Concerto No. 18, arranged by his student Johann Nepomuk Hummel for flute, violin, cello and piano – here performed with John Reid, Aurora Principal Pianist.
Other events on the day celebrating Anna Meredith:
Pre-concert talk: Anna Meredith & Emily Hall
5.45pm – Free, but ticketed in the St Pancras Room
Chorale by Anna Meredith
6.45pm & 9.10pm – Free performances on the Mezzanine
The Lock-In: Surround
9.15pm – Late-night gig of music by Anna Meredith, featuring the composer herself in performance with Aurora players
VR Experience: Nothing to be Written
4.30pm–9.15pm – Free in the foyer
Mozart’s Piano is generously supported by:
The Parabola Foundation (principal supporter)
An Anonymous Donor
Nicholas & Margo Snowman
Aurora Orchestra’s Concerto Patrons & Friends