5 December 2018, 19:30
West Road Concert Hall, West Road, Cambridge
Conductors – Christopher Tarrant and Paul Jackson
With special guests:
Round and Round: Percy Grainger and Friends
Percy Grainger: Father and Daughter, Love Verses from the Song of Solomon, Molly on the Shore, Handel in the Strand, Scotch Strathspey and Reel, Random Round, Berong Pengètjèt, The Three Ravens, Australian Up-Country Song
Traditional: Suo Gân
Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine, Bogoróditse Djévo
Louis Andriessen: Worker’s Union
Lou Harrison: Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra
Gavin Bryars: The Open Road
Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus present a programme of orchestral and choral music featuring the music of Percy Grainger, the great Australian composer, pianist and folk-music collector. Grainger’s experiments in new forms of music, his embracing of the notion of democratic music making, and his love of folk music from all over the world make him a unique figure in twentieth-century music.
This special gala concert, featuring the combined forces of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Voices, the St Augustine's Singers and Symphonia Academica, provides a rare opportunity to experience some of Grainger’s most exhilarating compositions alongside music by composers he has influenced, including the Dutchman Louis Andriessen, the American minimalist Lou Harrison, and Britain’s Gavin Bryars.