2017 December 1 Past event
1 val. 30 min.
18.00 - 24.00 €

Start of the Event 6.30 PM

Evelyn Glennie (percussion, United Kingdom)

O/Modernt String Quartet (United Kingdom–Sweden–Netherlands, Germany–South Africa)
Hugo Ticciati, Daniel Rowland (violins), Gareth Lubbe (viola), Julian Arp (cello)

Program: Henry Purcell, Ludwig van Beethoven, James Tenney, Leos Janacek, Arvo Pärt, Albert Schnelzer, Osvaldo Golijov, Askell Masson, Evelyn Glennie

Last year founded “O/ Modernt String Quartett” is visiting Lithuania for the very first time. Ensemble combines early and contemporary music in  a new and brave way, aiming to expand limits of the tradition of quartet genre. Performers expect to open up still unknown potential of string quartet as well as new, vibrant dimensions of such music. That is the reason why this ensemble willingly collaborates with  performers of different genres.
“O/ Modernt String Quartett” will introduce the intriguing program that was prepared together with the percussionist Evelyn Glennie (United Kingdom), constantly surprising with her unexpected ideas. She has played together with many of the most important symphony orchestras from Europe and USA as well as Japanese percussion ensemble “Kodo”, famous pop singer Björk, Javanese gamelan, Brasilian samba ensembles, etc. The percussionist, highly-esteemed all around the world, holds a collection of more than 1300 instruments including home tools and parts of  autocars. Moreover, Glennie composes music for movies and TV. At this concert an extremely wide and originally treated musical panorama will be exposed including music of 17th century composer Henry Purcell (1659–1695) as well as artists of 21th century.