24 Songs, Chants & Laments

, Start Time: 22:00, End Time: 23:10 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Duo Van Vliet  
Rafał Łuc
 Accordion
Ian Anderson  Viola   

with
Joseph Shiner  Clarinet  

A late-night reflective selection of works old and new brings some haunting sounds to the acoustic of St Magnus Cathedral and uses the entirety of its space.   The unusual combination of viola and accordion brings fresh interpretations and new soundscapes to the music of Dowland, Purcell and Britten whilst the young composer Andrew Thomas investigates the full power of this duo’s possibilities.  Joseph Shiner performs two ghostly solos for clarinet and then joins the ensemble for the choreographed ritual of the Lithuanian composer Simas Sapiega’s work Herba.

John Dowland    Flow My Tears
John Dowland  If My Complaints Could Passions Move
Henry Purcell   Dido's Lament
Benjamin Britten   Lachrymae
Toshio Hosokawa   Into the Depths of Time 
Andrew Thomas  New Work *World Première*
Simas Sapiega
  Herba
Freya Waley-Cohen    Nocturne
Olivier Messiaen  Abîme des oiseaux

Tickets £20, £15, £10 Concessions £15, £11, £8

Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

To be recorded for later broadcast by BBC Radio 3

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

Fiachra Garvey

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin I

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Goldberg Variations Plus

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Perfectly Pitched Percussion

15:30 - 17:00 , Stromness

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

O Duo

11:00 - 12:00 , Kirkwall

Danish Sinfonietta

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Michael Butten

15:30 - 16:40 , Birsay

Purcell's Playground

19:30 - 20:40 , Kirkwall

Nocturnes and Moonlight

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

11:00 - 12:40 , Stromness

Tall Ship Tunes

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall Pier

Vesalii Icones

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin II

11:00 - 12:30 , Stromness

Intimate Accordion

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall Pier

Red Note Ensemble in Rousay

19:30 - 21:00 , Rousay

Danish Sinfonietta in 'The Hup'

19:30 - 21:15 , St Margaret's Hope

Zoë Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Michael Butten in Westray

, Westray

Launch Party

, Kirkwall

Goldberg Variations Plus

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

Nocturnes and Moonlight

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

Zoë Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Wrap Party

, Kirkwall

Hear my Music: Sounds of Surroundings

11:00 - 00:00 , Kirkwall

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

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