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Carrot Revolution! – In Focus: The Climate Agenda

Thursday 2 May 2024, 1.15pm

RNCM Concert Hall

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Part of The Future is Green, our In Focus: The Climate Agenda takes place across two days. Our students will delve into the connection between music and climate change through contemporary chamber works by a range of composers. We’re also including new works by our students, past and present.

Experience powerful activism, breath-taking landscapes, and poignant reflections on our planet’s fragility.

Celebrating the spirit of fresh perspectives, Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution is all about finding new contexts for old things and ideas. A new work by student composer Gloria Xia then makes way for Hans Abrahamsen’s musical portrayal of American writer David Thoreau’s pioneering time living in the woods. The afternoon closes with a movement from Bryce Dessner’s Impermanence ballet suite, which explores the juxtaposition between beauty and destruction, taking inspiration from the tragedy of the Australian bush fires of 2019-20.

Gabriella Smith Carrot Revolution for string quartet
Gloria Xia Gaia (new work for wind quintet)
Hans Abrahamsen Walden (Woodwind Quintet No 2)
Bryce Dessner Pulsing for string quartet

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£2.50 (Under 26s and Students) + £1 Booking Fee
£5 (Full) + £1 Booking Fee

This event will end at approximately 2pm.

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