Crash Ensemble. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.
Ireland’s Crash Ensemble will be ensemble in residence at the thirty-fifth edition of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf), which runs from 16 to 25 November.
Crash open the festival with a concert of works by Donnacha Dennehy, the group’s founder and co-artistic director. They will also perform on 18 November, when they will give a concert of British premieres of music by American composers Arnold Dreyblatt, Glenn Branca and Nico Muhly.
The festival’s programme more generally is filled with exciting concerts. The Arditti Quartet will give world premieres of music by Rebecca Saunders and Naomi Pinnock, whilst Irvine Arditt will give a full performance of John Cage’s physically challenging Freeman Etudes. Woflgang Rihm’s sixtieth birthday is celebrated throughout, with for example musikFabrik and EXAUDI giving a joint concert of Rihm’s music on 18 November. The BBC Symphony Orchestra will visit for two shows, giving the UK premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Mar’eh in the second of them, with the composer himself conducting.
HCMF’s early bird tickets have just gone on sale, with online discounts also available. Full list is here.
Published on 16 May 2012