LONDON MYRIAD ENSEMBLE
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Pre-release available for pledge supporters,
General sales open 8 September 2019
£10 adults, £8 concessions
(tickets include a complimentary glass of Prosecco)
The prize-winning London Myriad ensemble perform excerpts from their debut album, FOUR, which will be released in the UK later the same week.
FOUR is a recording which champions music for wind quartet and includes the world premiere recording of French female composer Claude Arrieu’s Suite en Quatre written in 1979. Taken from the existent repertoire for wind quartet, the recording includes works by twentieth century French and British composers Claude Arrieu, Jean Françaix, Eugène Bozza, Jacques Ibert, Frank Bridge and Richard Rodney Bennett.
Enjoy your evening at the 1901 Arts Club with a glass of Prosecco on arrival in the lounge. Doors open at 6.30pm and London Myriad will perform in the 1901 Salon at 7.30pm. Feel free to stay for further socialising with the quartet and friends after the performance.
Programme includes excerpts from:
Eugène Bozza Trois Pièces Pour Une Musique De Nuit
Frank Bridge Divertimenti
Jean Françaix Quatour
Richard Rodney Bennett Travel Notes 2
Jacques Ibert Deux Mouvements - MCMXXII
Claude Arrieu Suite en Quatre
JULIE GROVES flute
FIONA JOYCE MYALL oboe
NADIA WILSON clarinet
ASHLEY MYALL bassoon
London Myriad was formed in 2004 by a group of young musicians from the London colleges and fifteen years later its members all share a continued passion for chamber music. Working individually with orchestras such as the RPO, Hallé, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 360 and the London Contemporary Music Group, Myriad members have steadfastly maintained a deep commitment for the work that they undertake together, whether in recital, recording or educational settings as part of London Myriad's very special collective.
London Myriad was formed as a diversifying ensemble with a wind quartet at its core and over the years the group has performed a broad range of repertoire ranging from duos to nonets with programmes which have also included strings, harp, piano and narrator in recitals and concerts both in the UK and abroad.
As International Music Competition first prize winners (the Israeli Music Competition) London Myriad Ensemble has consequently performed at the Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre and also live on BBC Radio 3, also performing regularly at venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, the National Portrait Gallery, Wilton’s Music Hall, previously for the British High Commissioner to the Seychelles in Mahé and in the State Drawing Room at 11 Downing Street to name but a few.
With a keen interest in new music and in expanding the repertoire in particular for woodwind chamber ensemble, London Myriad has given several world premiere and UK premiere performances. The ensemble also maintains a popular range of advanced chamber music courses in the UK and enjoys a wide range of music education opportunities both in their capacity as Concordia International Artists and as regular tutors at Benslow Music Trust, where their popular course ‘Wind Ensembles with the London Myriads’ has been running for ten years.
You can read more about London Myriad at londonmyriad.com
CD available from 11 October on the Métier label