Margaret Archibald’s 65th birthday
Monday 3 February 2014
St Sepulchre without Newgate
Margaret Archibald clarinet
Julia Desbruslais ’cello
John Flinders piano
Première: from Suite“To my Father” Nick Planas
for basset clarinet and piano
Nick’s “Suite”, twenty years in the planning and written in tribute to his father Ted, is played tonight on the first instrument made by Selmer in discussion with Ted after he created his pioneering basset clarinet for Alan Hacker’s legendary Mozart performances.
Sonata in C, Op.119 2nd movement, Sergei Prokofiev
for ‘cello and piano
Première: You Could Hear the Olive Trees Groan Michael Omer
for clarinet and piano
Michael ‘s new work, especially written for the occasion, is inspired by themes of re-growth and re-birth, and in particular by a lithograph by Colorado Springs artist Richard Mello; it pictures a gnarled olive tree that has endured all kinds of weather and survived.
Trio in A minor, Op.114 Johannes Brahms
for clarinet, ’cello and piano
Enquiries regarding Everyone Matters to Margaret Archibald: 020 8464 1645; 07970 123105; firstname.lastname@example.org
Profits from this event went to Everyone Matters for its concerts and music-making workshops in special schools, nursing homes and day centres.