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Literatures of the Piano Sextet - Little Pigs, Dirty Beasts and Old Beauties

Posted by Delectus Arts on August 24, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Literatures of the Piano Sextet –

Little Pigs, Dirty Beasts and Old Beauties

London Myriad Ensemble

at Southside House, Wimbledon, SW19 4RJ

Friday 16th October, 19:00 for 19:30 start



Dear Friends,

On 16th October 2015, International prizewinners, the London Myriad Ensemble, join forces with breath-taking international pianist Yuki Negishi in a programme that shimmers with imagination and storytelling.

With a journey that flirts with fairy tales and imagined characters, the ensemble brings to life the amusing Parisian eccentrics in Françaix’s L’heure du berger alongside two more recent marvellous works based on Roald Dahl stories.

This is a rare opportunity to hear two highly commissioned and established composers’ work: Martin Butler’s Dirty Beasts and Paul Patterson’s Three Little Pigs are brought humming into life by the ensemble and narrator. Alongside Butler and Patterson is the exuberant and at points poignant Poulenc Sextet. The engaging and incredibly idiomatic work of the independent Gordon Jacob, who taught so many English composers, adds an exciting intensity with riveting moments from every player.

The London Myriad Ensemble, known for their dynamic playing, formed in 2004, are international first prize winners and have performed on BBC Radio 3 and at the Purcell Room amongst other venues, also coaching advanced wind regularly at Benslow Music, at NYWO and across the country. Primarily formed as a diversifying wind quintet, they regularly perform in combinations and have also premiered a number of new works for wind over the years. They are thrilled to be performing with pianist Yuki Negishi, who performs both as a soloist and recitalist in the UK and abroad. She has performed on Radio 3 and on Channel 4 and has won over 10 international prizes. As a keen chamber musician she has collaborated both previously with London Myriad and also with numerous musicians from the LPO, Royal Concertgebouw and the Zurich Tonhalle.


Jean Francaix - L'Heure du Berger

Gordon Jacob - Sextet

Martin Butler - Dirty Beasts


Paul Patterson - Three Little Pigs

Francis Poulenc – Sextuor

Tickets: £20, available on the Southside House website at www.southsidehouse.com, or call Southside House on 020 8946 7643

Kind wishes,

The London Myriad Ensemble



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