These Ensemble 10/10 events at The Cornerstone are always well worth investigating…
Ensemble 10/10: music-theatre, dance, film and opera
“The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s avant-garde flying squad” The Times
Winner of the 2009 Royal Philharmonic Society ‘Ensemble’ and ‘Concert Series and Festival’ Music Awards in 2009, Ensemble 10/10 is the acclaimed contemporary ensemble made up of members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
10/10 Ensemble programme, devised and conducted by Clark Rundell, features essential 20th-century works alongside premieres by the most talented local and international contemporary composers of today.
All concerts take place in the historical setting of the Cornerstone, Hope University’s creative campus in Everton.
Wednesday 10 February 2010 7:30 pm
In this first concert of the year, 10/10 presents three new works exploring the “theatre of the mind”.
Emily Howard Settle
Ailís Ní Ríain In Sleep…
Gary Carpenter One Million Tiny Operas About Britain
Clark Rundell conductor
Loré Lixenberg mezzo Soprano
Jennifer John alto
Liverpool-born Emily Howard, whose Symphony: Magnetite premiered to a standing ovation last year at the Phil, rises to a new challenge with a multimedia piece mixing sound and movement, through a film conceived and performed by dancer Jacqueline McCormick.
Irish composer and playwright Ailís Ní Ríain has written and directed many music-theatre pieces, and in this new work, based on her poetry, is exploring the reality of the dreaming mind.
Merseyside composer Gary Carpenter has set to music scenes taken from One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, the hilarious series by Craig Taylor first published in the Guardian Weekend magazine. Vocalists Loré Lixenberg and Jennifer John (of Sense of Sound) bring to life dialogues between “Two women […] on a bus heading towards Lewisham”, “Two older women […] working in the cloakroom of a theatre in Nottingham” and other delightful eavesdropping snapshots.