Modern Music Days – Ensemble (Czech Republic / Malta)

  • Date:30/11/2014
  • Location:Robert Samut Hall, Floriana
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PROGRAMME
Witold Lutosławski: Dance Preludes (1959)
Pierre Boulez: Dérive I (1986)
György Ligeti: 6 Bagatelles (1956)
Trevor Grahl:Trauermarsch Szenen (2012)
Iannis Xenakis: Anaktoria (1969)
Guillaume Connesson: Sextuor (2010)

MMD – ENSEMBLE will present a fabulous programme of modern compositions by some of the most important 20th century and contemporary composers. Although the music is challenging and avant-garde it is very exciting and accessible to everyone – portraying an effervescent virtuoso performance from all the instruments in the ensemble.  The programme includes works by Pierre Boulez, Guillaume Connesson, Trevor Grahl, György Ligeti, Witold Lutosławski and Iannis Xenakis. MMD has created the opportunity for musicians from the Brno Contemporary Orchestra (Czech Republic) and local musicians to collaborate as one ensemble under the direction of conductor Pavel Šnajdr. This concert will take place at Robert Samut Hall in Floriana, just outside the city walls next to the Argotti Botanical Gardens. The venue is only a 10 minute walk from Valletta. This event is being organised in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conductor: Pavel Šnajdr
Flute: Michal Vojáček
Oboe: Romana Mazáková
Clarinet: Godfrey Mifsud
Horn:   José García Gutiérrez
Bassoon: Maria Zahra
Violin: Maria Conrad
Violin: Lukáš Mik
Viola: Stanislav Vacek
Cello: Akos Kertesz
Contrabass: Gjorgji Kiro Cincievski
Piano: Tricia Dawn Williams
Percussion: Daniel Cauchi