Comprising two concerts and an interview with the composer, the programme will offer audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in Helen Grime’s music and to learn more about the influences behind her work, ranging from the Baudelaire-inspired Clarinet Concerto of 2009 to the UK premiere one of her most recent pieces, Five North Eastern Scenes for oboe and piano.
Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence is supported by The Marchus Trust.
Helen Grime Day
Wigmore Hall, London
Saturday 15 October 2016
Three Whistler Miniatures
Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell)
To see the summer sky
Five North Eastern Scenes (UK première)
Alexandra Wood, violin; Rachel Roberts, viola; Philip Higham, cello; Nicholas Daniel, oboe; Huw Watkins, piano
Artists in Conversation:
Helen Grime discusses her life as a composer and her plans during her time as Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence alongside Kate Molleson, music critic for The Guardian.
Seven Pierrot Miniatures
Clarinet ConcertoAlso music by Oliver Knussen, Elliott Carter and Janáček
Mark van de Wiel, clarinet; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Geoffrey Paterson; conductor