Music in the Round, Fitkin at 60 – Crucible Theatre Playhouse, Sheffield
Curated by the wonderful Kathryn Stott, I am delighted to join Ensemble 360 in Sheffield’s Music in the Round festival performing works by Menotti and Fitkin on Concert harp as well as a solo on the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach).
Marking the 60th birthday of Kathy’s long-term collaborator, composer Graham Fitkin, this concert includes his work for harp and string quartet, Recur.
A second theme running through this evening’s programme: Menotti, Barber, Lili and Kathy all have links to Nadia Boulanger, one of the most influential teachers of musical composition of the 20th century. Kathy joins Ensemble 360 for Lili’s exquisite trio and Gemma Rosefield for Samuel Barber’s intense sonata for cello and piano.
MENOTTI Cantilena and Scherzo (10’)
L BOULANGER D’un soir triste (16’)
BARBER Sonata for cello and piano (18’)
WALL Pibroch Patterns (7’)
TRADITIONAL The Blacksmith; Gaelic Waltz; The Marquis of Tullibardine (9’)
MEREDITH A Short Tribute to Teenage Fanclub (4’)
FITKIN ‘Recur’ for harp and string quartet (16′)