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Riot Ensemble and RNCM New Ensemble – In Focus: The Climate Agenda

Thursday 2 May 2024, 7.30pm

RNCM Concert Hall

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Part of The Future is Green, our In Focus: The Climate Agenda takes place across two days. 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.

This final event in our focus opens with the RNCM New Ensemble performing ecomusic from various composers including new works from RNCM composition student Joe Bloom and a commission by RNCM alum Asteryth Sloane.

For the second half we’re delighted to welcome the trailblazing Riot Ensemble, a group who have made a name for themselves connecting people with contemporary music. They’ll perform two new works by our students which they have recently been workshopping, alongside the final work by Gabriella Smith. Joined by guest flautist Kathryn Williams for the world première of Benjamin Graves’ Rindik, they’ll also bring to life a work that takes inspiration from protected marine areas in Indonesia.

Gabriella Smith Maré for mixed ensemble
Joe Bloom The Future is Grey (new work for mixed ensemble)
Asteryth Sloane Earth Canticle (new commission for mixed ensemble)
Cheryl Frances-Hoad The Whole Earth Dances for mixed ensemble

Mark Heron, Maria Barbosa Aristizabal conductors
RNCM New Ensemble

Kuba Williams Kauaʻi ʻōʻō (new work)
Eve Vickers Things inside Floorboards (new work)
Benjamin Graves Rindik (world première) ^
Gabriella Smith Anthozoa

Josephine Korda, Matteo Dal Maso conductors
Kathryn Williams flute ^
Riot Ensemble:
John Garner violin, Louise McMonagle cello, Adam Swayne piano, Sam Wilson percussion

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The commission and première of Benjamin Graves’ ‘Rindik’ is generously supported by the Fidelio Charitable Trust and the Vaughan Williams Foundation.

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

This event will end at approximately 9pm.

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