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POSTPONED: The World of Ernest Bloch: Masterclasses Discussion Gala Concert


Sunday 19th April
£10 – £25


Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square Campus
London, WC1H 0XG
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All-day (including gala concert)
Ernest Bloch All-day (including gala concert) £25
£ 25.00
All-day (including gala concert) students
The World of Bloch: All-day (including gala concert) Students £15
£ 15.00
World of Bloch Concert only - General Public
World of Bloch Concert only - Public £20 19 April 2020
£ 20.00
World of Bloch Concert only - Student
World of Bloch Concert only - Student £10 19 April 2020
£ 10.00

THE WORLD OF ERNEST BLOCH Masterclasses, Discussion, Gala Concert

A day exploring and celebrating the diversity of his music with Bloch specialist Dr Alexander Knapp; ex – BBC Producer Rob Cowan; and three internationally acclaimed musicians.

The music of Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch is remarkably diverse and was regularly performed in his lifetime. It revealed influences of Swiss, Chinese, Native American, American immigrant and Jewish musics. He also embraced Gregorian Chant, Renaissance, Neoclassical and Neoromantic idioms.

To celebrate the 140th anniversary of his birth, three internationally acclaimed musicians, violinist Miriam Kramer, violist Rivka Golani and cellist Raphael Wallfisch, all recognised as supreme exponents of his works, will lead masterclasses during the day focusing on some inspirational works that are well worth regular performance. They will be interviewed by a BBC producer about their connection to the music of Bloch and will each perform one of his major works in the evening Gala Concert (see below) which will be introduced by Bloch specialist Dr Alexander Knapp.

Morning 11.00am- 1.00pm Masterclasses for students
Early afternoon 2.00pm – 2.45pm Talk on Bloch by Dr Alexander Knapp
2.45pm – 4.45pm Masterclasses for young professional musicians
Late afternoon 4.45pm – 5.45pm Interviews with the three artists on their connection to the music of Ernest Bloch
Evening 7.00pm – 9.20pm Gala Concert

Miriam Kramer will perform Violin Sonata no 2, Poème Mystique, 1924, with pianist Nicholas Durcan
Rivka Golani will perform the Viola Suite of 1919 with pianist Michael Hampton
Raphael Wallfisch will perform Cello Symphony, 1954, with pianist  Craig White
Other works will be performed by some of the outstanding masterclass participants


For Masterclass participation, apply at: www.ernestblochsociety.org (free)
Audience Bookings www.jmi.org.uk
All-day (including gala concert) £25, Students £15
Concert only £20, Students £10

Sunday 19 April 2020 10.30am – 9.30pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG


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