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Ensemble Modern:
Jana Machalett
piccolo / bass flute
Christian Hommel oboe
Jaan Bossier clarinet / bass clarinet
Saar Berger french horn / woodblocks
Uwe Dierksen trombone
Hermann Kretzschmar piano / electric organ
Rainer Römer percussion
Jagdish Mistry violin
Ulrike Stortz violin
Andra Darzins viola
Michael M. Kasper cello
Paul Cannon double bass

Brad Lubman conductor

Arditti Quartet:
Irvine Arditti violin
Ashot Sarkissjan violin
Ralf Ehlers viola
Lucas Fels cello

Christopher Trapani PolychROME UK Premiere
Carola Bauckholt Laufwerk UK Premiere
Brian Ferneyhough Umbrations UK Premiere (Co-commissioned by hcmf//, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Ensemble Modern, Festival d’Automne à Paris with support from Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music and Wien Modern)

Appearing at hcmf// for the first time in over a decade, contemporary music powerhouse Ensemble Modern come together with the Arditti Quartet – one of the world’s most acclaimed string quartets – to showcase a programme of UK premiere performances. Marking the festival’s 40th edition, hcmf// has co-commissioned Brian Ferneyhough to write five new movements for his cycle Umbrations, performed here in full alongside recent works by Christopher Trapani and Carola Bauckholt.

Produced by hcmf// supported by Goethe-Institut London

Approx finish time: 9pm

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