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Meltemi Ensemble

Meltemi Ensemble

Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

Meltemi Ensemble

Joanna Lewis – flute
David Baker – bassoon
Rhian Evans - harp

Tim Jansa – Three Miniatures
Jolivet – Pastorales de Noël 
Debussy – Sonata for flute, bassoon and harp
Piazzolla – Oblivion: Milonga Lenta

The Meltemi Ensemble has chosen to explore the possibility of adapting some existing pieces for performance by flute, bassoon and harp, as well as performing a beautiful piece composed by Jolivet, originally written for this combination. 

In honour of the centenary of the composer's death, the central work in the programme is Debussy's sonata for flute, viola and harp, with the viola part transcribed for bassoon. 

Two shorter pieces accompany the Debussy and Jolivet. The first is a work by German-American composer, Tim Jansa (to whom we would like to extend our grateful thanks for permitting us to adapt his piece), entitled Three Miniatures for flute, bassoon and piano. This atmospheric piece, originally entitled Three Nocturnes, evokes images of night-time through a sombre song, a dialogue of birdsong in the dark and a night-time journey. The second piece is Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, written in 1984 for the Italian film Enrico IV (Henry IV) and subsequently arranged for many different combinations of instruments.

How to get to The Venue
View the Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19 brochure.


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