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Wigmore Hall celebrates the music of Helen Grime

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The Wigmore Hall will present a day of concerts focusing on the music of Helen Grime October 15. The day marks the beginning of the composer’s tenure as Composer in Residence at the prestigious London chamber music venue.

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.

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Helen Grime Day

Wigmore Hall, London

Saturday 15 October 2016

1pm concert

Three Whistler Miniatures
Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell)
To see the summer sky
Five North Eastern Scenes (UK première)
Oboe Quartet

Alexandra Wood, violin; Rachel Roberts, viola; Philip Higham, cello; Nicholas Daniel, oboe; Huw Watkins, piano

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6pm event

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.

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7.30pm concert

Seven Pierrot Miniatures
Clarinet Concerto Also music by Oliver Knussen, Elliott Carter and Janáček

Mark van de Wiel, clarinet; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Geoffrey Paterson; conductor

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