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Concert: Ferns, Masks and Rags – music for an evening
October 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm£14.00
This is part of the Berwick Music Series 2022; you can find the full programme and buy a Series Pass by clicking here.
Michael Worboys: Rag Moments (world premiere)
James Weeks: among the mycelia (world premiere)
Egidija Medekšaitė: Oscillum for cello and fixed media
Departing from the Baroque, this second concert by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze features works by composers from the north-east of England. James Weeks is well known to this audience with his string quartet performed here in 2018 winning a coveted Ivor Award. His new work, among the mycelia, is intriguing in that it features a bunch of ferns. Our own Mike Worboys spent a lockdown summer studying Hindustani classical music, and Rag (or raga!) Moments is influenced by that rich tradition. The last work in the recital is by Egidija Medeksaite, who lives in Durham.
Lithuanian cellist, composer and inter-disciplinary artist Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse performers of his generation. Anton has given many performances at international festivals throughout Europe and the USA. He has also performed concerti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances with contemporary vocal ensemble Exaudi and King’s College Choir, Cambridge. In 2009 he was awarded the ‘Millennium Star’ medal, for services to Lithuanian culture, by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2012 he was awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for outstanding contribution to chamber music. He is the founder and Director of Apartment House, who have made recent appearances at the Wigmore Hall, London.