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In a Landscape

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In a Landscape Hellens manor
In a Landscape Hellens manor

Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire

In a Landscape

Thursday 7 July 2022: 7.30pm 
Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire

Tickets: £16

About the Concert

Contemplative musical landscapes from France and North America form an intriguing homage to Debussy.

 

Two of the most well-known works for harp – Debussy’s Danse Sacre at Profane and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro – form the backbone for this concert.  Exploring aural landscapes and hypnotic reveries.

 

John Adams’s China Gates and Steve Reich’s Duet reveal a more complex and carefully structured aspect of American Minimalism, whilst John Cage’s In a Landscape hints at ‘Debussyian’ lushness and Javanese textures.

 

The spirit of Debussy is once again evoked in William Grant Still’s Summerland, a dreamy elegy to a past summer. Erik Satie’s sparse and eccentric style is encapsulated in his first Gnossienne and of course the famous Gynopedie No. 1, echoes of which are present in the cinematic style of French composer and pop musician Yann Tiersen – represented here with Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi from the soundtrack to the film Amelie.

English composer Kenneth Hesketh’s astonishingly detailed and ingenious arrangements of Debussy’s Two Arabesques are the perfect accompaniment to Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, a virtuoso showcase for the chromatic harp and a portrait of a composer at the height of his powers.

The enormously influential Jean-Philippe Rameau’s music is presented here in a new arrangement by pianist and composer David Gordon. This Triptych, comprised of music from his operas, is brimming with delightful surprises, gorgeous melodies, and ferocious fiddling. 

Date and Time

Thursday 7 July 2022: 7.30 pm 
7:30 pm – 9:30pm
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Location:

Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire
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DebussyDanse Sacrée et Danse Profane
Satie arr. Le Page Gnossienne No. 1 
John AdamsChina Gates
Yann Tiersen arr. Le PageComptine d’un autre été – L’après-Midi
Debussy arr. HeskethTwo Arabesques
Trenet arr. Le PageLa Mer  
Philip GlassCompany
Still Summerland
Satie arr. Le PageGymnopédie No. 1
Ravel Introduction and Allegro
CageIn a Landscape
Rameau/David GordonTriptych
  
DirectorDavid Le Page
KeyboardDavid Gordon
David Gordon playing
David Gordon, Keyboard
David Le Page, Timelapse 2.0 Night Owl Concert
David Le Page, Director
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Date:
July 7
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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