World Premiere Of Wind-blown Seeds By Nicola LeFanu
Arcos Orchestra perform new work in New York and Europe
A major new work for strings by Nicola Lefanu receives its world premiere performance in New York on 16 May 2012. Wind-blown Seeds, written for the Arcos Orchestra and their Music Director John Edward Kelly is performed in a concert titled Trans-European Express at Temple Emanuel which launches the orchestra's forthcoming European tour.
Wind-blown Seeds is in one continuous movement lasting around 14 minutes. The title comes from a poem by the Irish poet Kerry Hardie, which inspired the work's musical ideas. It is a poem about emigration, addressed to her brother in Brooklyn; but her imagery is of the French Huguenots who came to Ireland bringing with them the seeds of their native flora. Scattered along the way, the blooms remind us of all diasporas; of loss and displacement for some, fruitful assimilation for others.
The programme of the 16 May 2012 concert consists of: Tristan Keuris (1946-1996) – Variations for Strings (1985) Alban Berg (1885-1935) – Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite (1928) Nicola LeFanu (b. 1947) – Wind-Blown Seeds (2012) / World-Première Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – Chamber Symphony (1960) Further information can be found at the Arcos website.
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