Intricate Web Double CD
available online and in the shops on May 19th
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Intricate Web - exploring the chamber music of Liz Johnson recommended by BCMG
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Saturday 20th May 2017, 7.30pm
Tickets available here
Launching Liz Johnson's new CD, the internationally renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet will be joined by singer Loré Lixenberg, cellist Heather Tuach and clarinettist Ronald Woodley.
Featuring: Liz Johnson's Quartet No. 3 Intricate Web selected by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for an opening concert at Kings Place, London, and the miniature Tide purl.
Loré Lixenberg will sing Jo Shapcott Settings: Elephant Woman 'exquisite' (Stephen Newbould), the quirky Pig, and Watching Medusa for every extreme of Loré Lixenberg's multifaceted and theatrical voice.
Cello Suite Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist is inspired by artist Ben Hartley, including moments of improvisation for the performer.
The concert will culminate with the world premiere of Johnson's Clarinet Quintet Sea-change, commissioned and performed by Ronald Woodley featuring five clarinets for the soloist, from contrabass to E flat. This series of dream-like fantasies is inspired by the poetry of David Hart's Crag Inspector, set on the wild shores of Bardsey Island in NW Wales.
Award-winning poet Caleb Klaces will read a poetry set as part of the evening.
String Quartet No. 3 Intricate Web (2003) commissioned by Mixing Music, Bromsgrove with funds from ACE
Tide Purl (2013) commissioned by Music In The Village
Three Jo Shapcott Songs: Pig, Watching Medusa, Elephant Woman (2016) Watching Medusa commissioned by Loré Lixenberg
Towards the Sea - trio for clarinet, viola and cello
Cello Suite Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist (2015) with support from Peninsular Arts
Clarinet quintet Sea-change (2016) 30' commissioned by Ronald Woodley and Birmingham Conservatoire BCU Research Dept.
Caleb Klaces poetry set including readings from David Hart's Crag Inspector