Sat, 16 Nov | St. Philip's Cathedral

Premiere of Sam Buttler's Water Portraits

Chris Roberts performs new guitar concerto
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Premiere of Sam Buttler's Water Portraits

Time & Location

16 Nov 2019, 20:00
St. Philip's Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB, UK

About the Event

Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht and Berg's Wozzeck Interludes,  written either side of the First World War, remain the quintessential  musical portraits of the night sky, both questioning the disturbing  world that was unearthing (or had unearthed) around them. Webern's Langsamer Satz,  a similar music offering to that of Schoenberg's, also questions the  state of the world at the turn of the 20th Century: its failure to be  transformed into a four-movement String Quartet is emblematic of its  negative outlook towards its outside world. In today's increasingly  unfamiliar climate, these works are as relevant now as they were then,  making a New Commission from Sam Buttler (Water Portraits) aptly complete an atmospheric night in Birmingham Cathedral.

Ripieno Players

Guitar Soloist (Water Portraits): Chris Roberts

Conductor: Joe Davies


'The Ripieno Players are the cream of the crop' - OxStu

'It was a joy to be immersed in the performances of the this talented young string ensemble' - Midland Music Reviews


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