, Start Time: 19:30, End Time: 20:50 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX
Written in 1969 this is one of Peter Maxwell Davies’s classic works of concert-hall music theatre. An extraordinarily dramatic, multi-layered fusion of dance and music, its shape superimposes the 14 stations of the Cross on a series of 16th-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius, with a dancer and a solo cellist as the protagonists. Scored for the classic Fires of London Sextet line-up the work is filled with unconventional percussion instruments, a honky tonk piano and much allusion to foxtrots as well as medieval and renaissance music. In contrast to the vibrant sonorities of Vesalii Icones, Matthew Hawkins dances to the atmospheric piano works inspired by Persia and written during the First World War by the prolific French composer Charles Koechlin.
Red Note Ensemble
Mathew Hawkins Dancer/Choreographer
Robert Irvine Cello
Koechlin Excerpts from Les Heures Persanes
Maxwell Davies Vesalii Icones *New Production*
This performance will be presented in the round.
Tickets (Unreserved) £17 Concessions £13
Duration 1 hour 20 mins
Red Note Ensemble, superb Scottish specialists in the contemporary, deliver every piece with precision and relish.
St Magnus Cathedral
Broad Street KW15 1NX
Tel: 01856 874894