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Sunday Concert: Colour, Picture, Sound

Sunday Concert: Colour, Picture, Sound

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
18 Feb 2018
  • Music
Experimental ensemble The Hermes Experiment perform a new improvisation based a work in the Picture Gallery as well as other classics

15:00 | Free with Museum admission

Vibrant, experimental ensemble The Hermes Experiment present a varied programme of music from Bach and Handel, to Debussy and Don McLean. The concert will also feature a brand new improvisation based on one of the works on display in the Picture Gallery.

The Hermes Experiment is made up of Héloïse Werner (soprano), Oliver Pashley (clarinet), Anne Denholm (harp) and Marianne Schofield (double bass). Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2016 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16, they capitalise on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, regularly commissioning new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements. So far, the ensemble has commissioned 40 composers at various stages of their careers. Recent highlights include a showcase performance at Tallinn Music Week 2017 and the ensemble’s debut at the Southbank Centre and Kings Place.

Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam
Kate Whitley, My Hands  
Bach, ‘Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not’ (arr. Cole)
Handel, ‘Endless Pleasure’ from Semele (arr. Werner)
Debussy, Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoche (arr. Schofield)
Prokofiev (arr. Schofield), Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22
Rachmaninov (arr. Denholm), Fragments, op. posth
Richard Rodney Bennett (arr. Pashley), ‘Slow Foxtrot’ from A History of the Thé Dansant
Don McLean, ‘Vincent’ (arr. Denholm)
New semi-improvised piece based on one of the paintings in the gallery

  • IMPROVISATION by The Hermes Experiment