Music & Renewal at the Bloomsbury Festival 2020
This concert was also LIVE streamed.
We welcome back supreme artists, Kuljit Bhamra MBE (Tabla) and the Alkyona String Quartet who performed our first ever concert in November 2018. Exploring the idea of renewal of mind, spirit and body in a dynamic mix of music from Europe, India and South America they are joined by legendary percussionist Andres Ticino and video artists from the Creative Community Workshop.
The programme explored a vision of renewal expressed in quartets by Mozart, Ravel and Bartok as well as new work for string quartet and percussion by Kuljit Bhamra and Caroline Heslop. Also featuring inspiring improvisations by Andres Ticino and Kuljit Bhamra, music for solo viola by Maconchy and more, the theme of the evening was enhanced further by new video art created by members of the community workshop led by artist, Antonia Attwood.
Programme included movements from:
Mozart – String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465, Dissonance
Ravel – String Quartet in F major
Maconchy – Sketch No. 1 for solo viola
Bartok – String Quartet No.5
Bhamra – Road to Freedom for table and string quartet
Bhamra – Renewal and Rebirth for tabla and string quartet
Heslop – Sun Salutation for string quartet and percussion
Matthews – Violin Duos
Sollima – Violin Duos
As well as improvisations by the players and new video art by Sarah Breckenridge, Rachael Harris, Katherine Werner and Natasha Swingler.