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21 Nov 2014 17:30

Ostravská banda: A Tribute to Christian Wolff

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014 opens with a concert honouring Christian Wolff in his 80th year and showing the long and close collaboration between Wolff and Petr Kotík, who with the Czech Republic's Ostravská banda makes his first visit to Huddersfield.

Presenting a cross-section of the music of Ostravská banda and New York's S.E.M. Ensemble, with an important contribution by Thomas Buckner, the concert includes Wolff's Trust, premiered by Ostravská banda at WDR Cologne's 2013 ‘Ensemble Europa' series, along with new pieces by Cígler, Mincek and Kotík. Smolka's music further ties the programme to the biennial Ostrava Days, where all the composers have been working since 2001. The programme is completed by John Cage's previously presumed lost and recently rediscovered version of Wolff's For Six or Seven Players (1959), given to Kotík in 1964.

Christian Wolff 37 Haiku (2005) UK PREMIERE 
Petr Cígler Ueber das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne (2012) UK PREMIERE 
Martin Smolka Autumn Thoughts (2011) UK PREMIERE
Christian Wolff For Six or Seven Players (1959) UK PREMIERE
Alex Mincek Subito No. 2 (2012) UK PREMIERE   
Petr Kotík Nine + 1 (2013) UK PREMIERE
Christian Wolff Trust (2012) UK PREMIERE

Ostravská banda
Thomas Buckner baritone
Petr Kotík conductor

Tickets: Full price £22; Concession £20; Online £18
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Produced by hcmf// supported by the City of Ostrava and the Czech Centre 


St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield

21 Nov 2014 17:30


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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