LSO St Luke's

Retorica - English Duos

Sun 2 Sep 2012 7.30pm - Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Overview

Retorica

Retorica

DAVID MATTHEWS 8 Duos
CROFT Sonata for two violins
RAWSTHORNE Theme and Variations
JOHN MCCABE Spielend
MOERAN Sonata for two violins
JIM AITCHISON Syruw

Philippa Mo violin
Harriet Mackenzie violin 

The unique violin duo Retorica will perform an exciting programme celebrating their debut CD launch with major British duos from Moeran and Rawsthorne to contemporary works written for Retorica. Given two identical instruments, the composers are challenged to vary colour and texture. They succeed with rhythmic energy, harmonic sophistication, beauty and wit, whilst also responding to the English Pastoral tradition. 

Free pre-concert talk
6.45pm, Jerwood Hall
with John McCabe, David Matthews and Jim Aitchison 


Tickets: £12 £15 (£8 students)

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Quotes & Reviews

'They were a perfect pair in their performance; sometimes it was like an intimate dialogue between two sisters and at times like two warriors in battle
Beijing NCPA, November 2011

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo are both exceptional young violinists; together they have an instinctive rapport which makes them one of the most exciting duos around'
David Matthews, composer


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Promoted by LOE Ltd

Supported by NMC Recordings Ltd, The RVW Trust, the Rawsthorne trust and the John Ireland Charitable Trust

For this special concert, Retorica will wear dresses designed by HIROKO KOSHINO



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