The Fairly Relentless Piano Quartet: Bla Bla Bla
Clare Hammond, Kathryn Stott, Ruth Wall, Graham Fitkin
Celebrated Cornish composer and pianist Graham Fitkin brings four unique musicians together to revel in the unremitting delight of ensemble piano playing. Unapologetically direct, joyous and highly energetic, Fitkin’s eight-handed works for two-pianos are complemented by equally lucid more intimate solos and duos from Unsuk Chin, Morton Feldman, Anna Meredith and Steve Reich. A new Britten Pears Arts commission for pianos, samplers and spoken voice delivers a gripping and provocative finale.
Graham FITKIN Sciosophy (5’)
Morton FELDMAN Two Pianos (10’)
George WALKER Variations for Piano (5’)
Unsuk CHIN Etudes 4, 6, 5, for solo piano (9’)
Steve REICH Clapping Music (5’)
Graham FITKIN Totti (7’)
John ADAMS China Gates, for solo piano (5’)
Anna MEREDITH Camberwell Green, for solo piano (3’)
Graham FITKIN I Swear, I Swear, I Swear (5’)
Graham FITKIN Flak (7’)
Graham FITKIN Bla Bla Bla (2022) for pianos, (20’)
samplers and spoken voice
(Britten Pears Arts commission)
CLASSICAL SUBSCRIPTION, AUTUMN 2022
We’re pleased to be offering a subscription for concerts in your autumn season. Book price band A, B or C tickets for the following three concerts to receive the discount listed below.
Graham Fitkin: The Fairly Relentless Piano on SUN 09 OCT
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on FRI 04 NOV
Welsh National Opera Orchestra: New Year Concert on WED 11 JAN
When booking all three concerts…
Patrons, Champions and Benefactors receive 30% off
Supporters and Priority Plus Members receive 25% off
Priority Members and those who aren’t members receive 15% off
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"With scintillatingly energetic rhythm and some Pet Shop Boys touches, the moments of cacophonous mayhem spoke volumes.”
The Guardian on Bla Bla Bla
“a delight that defied all fashionable labels and conjured its own whirlygig of ideas.”
"It’s engaging, memorable and unpretentious music.”