31 May 2013 at 7.30pm
0131 668 2019
Matthew Barley - Cello
Matthew Barley celebrates 100 years of Benjamin Britten with an ambitious national tour during 2013 which will involve concerts, workshops and special events in at least 100 venues across the UK.
In what promises to be an intriguing solo show, showcasing his ever-growing virtuosity as a world-renowned cellist, Barley places Britten’s powerful Third Cello Suite – dedicated to and first performed by the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich – at the centre of a programme which also includes a suite by JS Bach, who greatly inspired Britten. The programme also includes solo cello music by Tavener and specially-commissioned new works by Dai Fujikura, James MacMillan and DJ Jan Bang.
Not content with convention, as ever, Barley has commissioned visuals which will accompany the performance of the Britten from Yeast Culture (the team behind a number of critically acclaimed films including the Rite of Spring installation with the Philharmonia Orchestra). The new works by Fujikura and DJ Bang fuse cello with computer technology.
Benjamin Britten : Third Cello Suite
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