LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE - Free entry programme with young Chinese, Bolivian, Dominican and UK composers
The Lakeside Arts Centre on the Nottingham University campus will be full of classical music artists from the WEYA music programme. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience worldwide composers all for free, with Alex Patterson and his opera collective performing Entr’acte from 18.00 on Wednesday 12th September. This is an immersive opera originally conceived using the ‘flash mob’ concept, the piece unfolds without the constraints and expectations of a concert-going public and is designed to try and use as much of the available space as possible. As the audience for the piece usually know that they are going to witness the opera, this opens up the possibilities of playing against the audience’s expectations and allowing some interaction.
Later we have China’s Jae-Moon Lee together with the Ensemble Caractere and conductor Juan Ortuno. Jae-moon has been vice-musical director for the Korea National Ballet; director of artistic planning on behalf of UNICEF and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra; jury member for the 27th Queen Sofia Musical Composition Award (winning the prize himself the previous year); and has had his works played bythe Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, Pusan Festival Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Classical Players Orchestra, Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music Brand New Orchestra, Thumb Ensemble, Ensemble So-ri, ICP Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Workshop) and Schubert Ensemble (Workshop).
On Thursday 13th there is a double bill from the Latin American sphere; Bolivia’s Jose Miguel Ando Alvarez will play classical pieces spun from rapid finger plucking action, inflecting tones that are deeply moving. Later Jose Guillermo Puello Alfonso, a native of the Dominican Republic pays homage to his roots with various pieces drawing on Dominican folklore. Colourful
This is truly a once in a lifetime programme of events with accomplished composers all in their 20's.