Concert Series

2010 Concert Series

4 March – 4 November

Doors open 6.30pm
Concerts commence 7.00pm
Closes 8.30pm


Following the success of last year’s concerts, The Louise Blouin Foundation is delighted to be working with pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen again to showcase the work of some of the UK’s foremost contemporary composers and musicians.

"All the performers were fantastic, (they) just hypnotised us with their dedication and talent."

PREVIEW
To view a recording of the preview concert please visit our page on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_OGUMEVJg


PROGRAMME

October 7th
The Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble return to the Louise Blouin Foundation with a programme of American Experimentalism. Major figures such as John Cage and Morton Feldman were heavily influenced by the arts scene of New York in the mid-twentieth century. Tonight's programme presents classic works from that period alongside new works by Academy composers.

November 4th
Juice: A theatrical collaboration between vocal ensemble Juice, and percussionist Damien Harron (BackBeat Percussion Quartet, Black Hair) "Juice: fluid, fruity and refreshing... Vocal techniques that make Stockhausen and Berio sound prehistoric... the 21st century's answer to the Swingles or King's Singers" - The Times.

Extra Date Added
November 20th
An Evening with MAX: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the World's most eminent composers and Master of Queen's Music makes his first visit to the Foundation, talking to BBC Proms/Radio3 broadcaster Katie Derham about his life and career. He will also take questions from the audience and will be accompanied throughout the evening by students from the Royal Academy of Music.

December 10th (Friday)
Claire Booth (soprano), Nicky Spence (tenor), Andrew Radley (countertenor), Andrew Matthews-Owen (piano) and Bridget Cunningham (harpsichord). Works for voice, piano and harpsichord from the early masters to Britten, Hoddinott and a World Premiere by Jonathan Dove performed by some of the UK's leading songsters.

Each event will be preceded by a complimentary discussion and interview led by broadcaster Katie Derham or series Director Andrew Matthews-Owen in conversation with composers and performers.

Tickets £12 full /£8 concessions/£5 members
Ticket price includes a glass of champagne. To order tickets please contact the Louise Blouin Foundation on 020 7985 9600. Tickets can be purchased at the door subject to availability. We advise booking in advance.