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Late Music Ensemble – Thea Musgrave at 90
June 2 @ 7:30 pm| £8 – £10
Thea Musgrave: Narcissus (1987) for solo flute and digital delay
Thea Musgrave: D.E.S. – In Celebration (2016) for solo cello
Thea Musgrave: Snapshots (2009) for solo piano
Martin Suckling: Three Venus Haiku (2009) for cello and piano
Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano (1914)
Joseph Kudirka: 21st Century Music (2008) for three parts
Thomas Crawley: Movement (2018, WP) for trio
Bohuslav Martinů: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano (1944)
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm: James Whittle reflects on the music of Thea Musgrave
LME celebrates Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday year with her solo works for flute, cello, and piano, plus music related by themes of friendship and celebration.
Musgrave studied with Nadia Boulanger for 4 years in Paris before emigrating to the US in 1972. Martinů moved from Prague to Paris in 1923, then to New York in 1941. Unlike much of his music written during the war years, Martinů’s Trio is marked by lightness of heart and good cheer. Reflective qualities can also be found in the music of Musgrave’s fellow Scot, Martin Suckling, who celebrates the poetry of George Bruce. Music by American composer Joseph Kudirka, and York St John University student Thomas Crawley, responds to the world today.
Flute: Jennifer Cohen
Piano: Alice Masterson
Cello: William Descrettes
Electronics: Lynette Quek
Ensemble Director: James Whittle