It is only a small production, but being engaged in writing the songs and music, editing the script and rehearsing together with David Brett, Yulia Geydenko, Marike, Tabea, Paul and the gorgeous Jasmine and Joyce of Perecles under the playful guidance of awardwinning theatre director Vasile Nedelcu – is indeed a lot of hard work and fun. The performance venue is as follows: www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk/literary-festival and you can view it here http://bit.ly/2CkIemN.
this is the form that Sigune is learning – Here is very nice version
This concert is on this coming Saturday 24th March 2018 at Steiner Hall. I will be singing 4 songs accompanied by the inimitable Louis Demetrius Alvanis who will also be playing Debussy’s Clair de Lune to Sigune Brinch’s eurythmy. In addition to Louis also playing soloworks for the piano he will be accompanying the concert-violinist Ayako Yoshida.
I had a great evening last night hosting this season’s 10th ICS concert https://lnkd.in/g3Xq7g6. Madeleine Mitchell and Konstantin Lapshin performed “Violin Celebrations” including works by two renowned English Composers: David Matthews and Michael Berkeley. The New Album Violin Muse @DivineArtRecord is now out with works of both of these composers.
Performing Kazuhiko Yoshida’s Mercury Meditation with the ensemble for Extended Tonality at the conference ‘The working Michael in the present time’ as well as my three songs: “Storm” to text by John B. Thompson, “Via Dolorosa” to poem by Brien Masters and “Ganz der Wille Gottes” by Hermann Langer from my song cycle “Lieder aus Leid” accompanied by Hristo Kazakov. This coming Saturday 10th March.
The ICS4 concert with the Ariel Trio on 24th Feb. had the following programme:
Max Bruch – Eight Pieces for Violin, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83
Gregers Brinch “Joy and Woe”, Op.102, No.2
Handel – Halvorsen – Passacaglia
Interval (15 minutes)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Duo for Violin and Viola, No.2, K.424
Johannes Brahms Trio in E-flat Major for Viola (Horn), Violin, and Piano, Op. 40
This arrived before midnight the same day:
Dear Mr Brinch,
I live in London, so I am privileged to attend wonderful concerts and plays every week.
There are a few performances one remembers for the rest of one’s life because they touch the soul.
Tonight’s concert at the Steiner Theatre was one of those wonderful experiences for me.
I loved (your piece) “Joy and Woe”. It was amazing that as a new work it took its place happily amongst the pantheon of great composers we heard this evening. I was lifted up and moved deeply in turn.
The playing by Michael Hampton, Rivka Golani, and Tadasuke Iijima was sublime. They created a superb programme and gave of themselves heart and soul.
Thank you from my own heart.