The Riot Ensemble – Transatlantic Collaborations

- July 18, 2013

Don’t be scared of contemporary classical music, since this fantastic evening of compositions from all over the world showcased some beautiful gems. Nicholas Omiccioli’s ‘Invisible Worlds’ was ominous and enthralling, with piano parts like the sustained final chord on ‘Sgt. Pepper’ blending in with a trilling flute sublimely. György Kurtág’s ‘Signs, Games and Messages’ was another highlight, with the ‘Wailing Song’ possessing a fluidity and grace like a smoother musical saw. The night was great value for money (eight classical pieces for a tenner) so check them out when they return to Brighton if you’d like something different and striking.

Friends’ Meeting House, 17 July 2013
Rating: ★★★★☆
Joe Fuller




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