MARTINŮ Nonet (16’)
VITKAUSKAITÉ Nanga (world premiere) (c.10’)
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No.2 (39’)
Three centuries of music feature in this much-anticipated return to the Crucible Studio, with a 19th century classic, a large-scale gem of the 20th century chamber repertoire and a world premiere composed in 2021. Nine members of Ensemble 360 open this concert with Martinů’s tuneful and optimistic, richly textured Nonet. We are delighted to present the latest in our series of RPS chamber music commissions: a new work for piano trio by Rūta Vitkauskaitė. We conclude with Dvořák’s lyrical and lively folk dance-inspired masterpiece.
Rūta Vitkauskaitė talks with members of Ensemble 360 about her new composition following its world premiere performance in the Crucible Studio.
Free to all ticket-holders for this concert.
This concert is celebrating the life of David Megginson, past Chair & Lifetime Patron of Music in the Round, who played a crucial part, with Peter Cropper, in creating Ensemble 360 in 2005.