Glock’s Legacy: Dartington’s New Music

Venue Great Hall

Running time 50

Artists: Joanna MacGregor, Trio Tritium, Heath Quartet

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Tickets £10 | Students and U16 £5

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Next date 21st August 5:15 pm

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A discussion of William Glock’s legacy at Dartington, with Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director.

Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director discusses William Glock’s legacy at Dartington. We illustrate its history with short contemporary pieces – all of whose composers either taught or were students at Dartington. Olly Knussen (1952-2018) was to join Joanna in this discussion – the event will be dedicated to his memory.

Dartington Summer School has been at the forefront of contemporary music for the last seventy years, aided in particular by two earlier artistic directors: the music critic William Glock, who founded the Summer School and went on to run Radio 3 and the BBC Proms; and Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the UK’s greatest We illustrate its history with short contemporary pieces – all of whose composers either taught or were students at Dartington.

Dartington Summer School has been at the forefront of contemporary music for the last seventy years, aided in particular by two earlier artistic directors: the music critic William Glock, who founded the Summer School and went on to run Radio 3 and the BBC Proms; and Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the UK’s greatest composers and Master of the Queen’s Music, who died last year.

Thomas Adès Court Studies from The Tempest
Freya Waley-Cohen Snap Dragon
Oliver Knussen Upon One Note
Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Stravinsky Three Pieces for solo clarinet
Thea Musgrave Canta Canta
David Bedford Circe Variations

Made For Dartington – 70th Anniversary

Don’t miss other 70th Anniversary events:
An exhibition of programmes, posters and memorabilia in The Visitors Centre, 28 July – 25 August
A Short History of the Summer School on 13 August
Celebrating Dorothy Elmhirst on 13 August
Live music with Summer School archive film on 21 August
Dorothy’s Ghost on 14 August

Formed at the Royal Academy of Music, the Tritium Trio is a truly multinational ensemble, comprising Slovenian clarinettist Jernej Albreht, Swedish cellist Lydia Hillerudh, and Australian pianist Joseph Havlat. The foremost desire of the group is to explore repertoire other than pieces typically played by this ensemble type – in particular the clarinet trios of Beethoven and Brahms – in order, they say rather modestly, ‘to make rehearsals and performances as refreshing and enlightening as possible for both the trio and any audience they may have.’

The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. Their recording of Tippett’s string quartets (Wigmore Live) received widespread acclaim and won the 2016 GRAMOPHONE Chamber Disk of the Year. A subsequent release on Harmonia Mundi of Tchaikovsky: Quartets 1 &3 was selected as Disk of the Week by both The Sunday Times and BBC Radio 3.

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