24 Vesalii Icones

, 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.

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Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

Fiachra Garvey

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin I

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Goldberg Variations Plus

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Perfectly Pitched Percussion

15:30 - 17:00 , Stromness

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

O Duo

11:00 - 12:00 , Kirkwall

Danish Sinfonietta

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Michael Butten

15:30 - 16:40 , Birsay

Purcell's Playground

19:30 - 20:40 , Kirkwall

Nocturnes and Moonlight

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

11:00 - 12:40 , Stromness

Tall Ship Tunes

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall Pier

Vesalii Icones

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin II

11:00 - 12:30 , Stromness

Intimate Accordion

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall Pier

Red Note Ensemble in Rousay

19:30 - 21:00 , Rousay

Danish Sinfonietta in 'The Hup'

19:30 - 21:15 , St Margaret's Hope

Zoƫ Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Michael Butten in Westray

, Westray

Vesalii Icones

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

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