Music of Today: Vito Žuraj

Sun 15 Apr 2018 18.00

Royal Festival Hall

Event Price: Free

Joana Mallwitz conductor
Nika Gorič soprano

ŽURAJ Aftertouch for ensemble UK premiere
ŽURAJ Ubuquity - farces for soprano and ensemble World premiere of English version

We are proud to present the first major UK showcase of original music by Slovenian composer Vito Žuraj, recent winner of the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize. The evening opens with Aftertouch, a work full of fast-paced slides and sudden shifts from high to low which create a fantastical soundworld, and closes with a world premiere of Ubuquity, a semi-theatrical work for soprano and ensemble that takes inspiration from the grotesque character of King Ubu from the modernist play by French author Alfred Jarry.

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