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In Focus: Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Chamber Works

+ In Conversation with Elizabeth Alker

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Our In Focus series celebrates the music of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir.  Discover the full In Focus programme here.

We’re delighted to have Anna in Manchester for this special event and tonight, she chats to Radio 3’s Elizabeth Alker about her life and work, followed by performances of her chamber music by RNCM students.

For a full programme for tonight’s event, including performer details and programmes notes, please click here.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir Transitions for cello solo

Anna Thorvaldsdottir Sequences for wind quartet

Heléna Walsh Squirming in River Head for string quartet and electronics

Anna Thorvaldsdottir Hvolf for soprano and piano  

Eve Vickers Saxophone Quartet

Anna Thorvaldsdottir Rain for soprano, flute, guitar and electronics

Clara Hope Simpson
Matthew Jones flute, bass flute
Robyn Saunders bass clarinet
Daniel Gribbin baritone saxophone
Bia Carvalho contrabassoon
Xinjie Yang conductor
Emily Brown-Gibson soprano
Evi Wang piano
Ravi Nathwani guitar
Blair Taylor, Chris Newton violins
Conrad Ihering viola
James Young cello
Martha Cullen soprano saxophone
Ellen Pointon alto saxophone
Daniel Gribbin tenor saxophone
Ben Jackson baritone saxophone

Photo credit: Anna Maggy

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This concert will end at approximately 8pm. 

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