The Beauty Way (La Voie de la Beauté)
Anne Cartel flutes
Carjez Gerretsen clarinet
Nicolas Prost saxophone
David Louwerse cello
Lauréne Durantel double bass
Thierry Pécou piano
Noa Frenkel contralto
Katarina Livljanic mezzo-soprano
Michael Ellison, Thierry Pécou conductors
Hildegard von Bingen Monodies
Neal Farwell Solaire*
Michael Ellison Vision of Black Elk**
Thierry Pécou Changing Woman**
The premiere of Michael Ellison’s The Vision of Black Elk in February 2015, about the famous Oglala Lakota Medicine Man, inspired Thierry Pécou to compose a new work himself, influenced by the Navajo healing performances, where Beauty (Hózhó) means a lot more than in our civilisation: it connotes Balance, Harmony and Restoration of psychic and spiritual balance within the individual and in the cosmos as well. The world premiere by Neal Farwell’s Solaire (Solar), especially composed for this programme of Ensemble Variances, and the astonishing music of yet another visionary and healer, Hildegard von Bingen complete this programme.
Pre-Concert Discussion, 4pm
Join Neal Farwell, Thierry Pécou, Michael Ellison, Noa Frenkel and Katarina Livljanic for a discussion about this afternoon’s programme.
Free to ticket holders.
Sponsored by the Carr-Gregory Trust and Diaphonique (Institut Francais)
A Bristol New Music Event