15 November 2019 19:30 £15 /£8 (under 16)
John Law & David Gordon present:
Stravinsky's rite of spring
Excerpts from this classic 20th c. masterpiece, interspersed with jazz re-interpretations by two pianists renowned for their work in both genres.
'Combines the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise with a deep elegiac musicality' All About Jazz
'An interesting and highly gifted maverick musician' Alfred Brendel
'A richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination' The Independent on Sunday
'One of our most brilliant pianists' London Jazz News
Two of the UK’s foremost pianist/composers, working in both areas jazz and classical, combine to present their personal take on the classic masterpiece of early 20th century music: The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps).Since its premiere in 1913 - a performance in Paris which sparked a riot - Stravinsky’s ballet has consistently fascinated musicians and public alike. Known for its jarring, dissonant, often bi-tonal harmonies, rhythmic vitality and stabbing chords, John Law and David Gordon naturally saw in these elements plenty of jazz potential! Placed within the Rite of Spring, they have composed new re-workings of several of the key movements from this iconic and iconoclastic work, expanding the latent jazz possibilities in the music.