Leighton: Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune
Debussy: Rhapsodie for clarinet & piano
Isang Yun: Espace I for cello & piano
Poulenc: Trio arranged for clarinet, cello, piano
Join Hebrides Ensemble (“One of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europe” – The Guardian) as they explore the diverse repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano of the twentieth century. Featuring Kenneth Leighton’s reimagining of the moving American hymn tune At the River, Poulenc’s Trio with its irresistible blend of wit and melodicism, and the extraordinary soundworld of Isang Yun, who mixes the rich vocabulary of Asian traditional music with echoes of his time spent studying in France.
Clarinet: Yann Ghiro
Cello: William Conway
Piano: Philip Moore
With programmes that are diverse, imaginative and inspiring, Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK. Co-founded and led by its artistic director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire. This includes everything from solo and chamber music, to opera and music theatre – and much more besides. By combining new commissions (of which there have been more than 70 since its inception in 1991) with historical repertoire, Hebrides Ensemble breathes new life into familiar works, often revealing curious connections between seemingly disparate artworks and encouraging its audiences to approach traditional pieces with fresh ears.