A special event, unique to the Ryedale Festival: the Triple Concert features three contrasting concerts, each performed three times, with the audiences rotating between performances.
Elena Urioste (violin)
Michael Brown (piano)
R. Strauss – Sonata for violin and piano
Paul Schoenfield – Four Souvenirs (Samba, Tango, Tin Pan Alley, Square Dance)
BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste joins forces with an outstanding young American pianist to perform Strauss’s passionate Violin Sonata, a work full of energy and lyricism, composed around the time he met and fell in love with the woman who would become his wife. They also perform four short pieces by a contemporary American composer noted for his innate sense of fantasy and humour.
‘Elena Urioste is a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains and humour...an exciting and virtually flawless performance that brought the audience to its feet’ – Washington Post
‘Michael Brown...a young piano visionary...a magnificent performance’ – New York Times
An Emerald in a Work of Gold: Music from the Golden Age of English Polyphony
The Marian Consort
Rory McCleery (director)
Tallis – Loquebantur variis linguis
Mundy – Adolescentulus sum ego
Strogers – Non me vincat, Deus meus
Mundy – Sive vigilem
Parsons – Ave Maria
Byrd – Christe, qui lux es et Dies
Tallis – Suscipe quaeso, Domine
‘As a signet of an emerald in a work of gold: so is the melody of music with pleasant and moderate wine’. This quote from Ecclesiasticus is found in a set of 16th century partbooks compiled by the bibliophile Robert Dow and featuring some of the finest works by English composers of the Elizabethan period. These ancient manuscripts provide the sources for this programme by an acclaimed group of consort singers.
‘exquisite...the ensemble sings with eloquence and expressive finesse’ – Sunday Times
Stian Carstensen (Bulgarian flute, banjo, accordion etc)
Norwegian musician and entertainer Stian Carstensen started learning the accordion when he was about 8 years old, practising in the back seat of the car as his father drove him to school in the morning. Since then he has mastered an astounding variety of other musical instruments, tearing up the musical rule-book and developing a reputation as one of the world’s leading multi-instrumentalists.
‘Carstensen’s speed and dexterity were mind-boggling, and his dynamic control and painterly instincts – dappled water colours here, spraying Pollock mayhem there – drew huge applause...you would probably leave this show thinking you had seen something unique’ – The Guardian
(Interval drinks only)
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