The World of Ernest Bloch: Masterclasses Discussion Gala Concert
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; BBC Producer; 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
Sunday 19 April 2020 10.30am – 9.30pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG