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Inspired by Lionel Tertis: British Viola Gems

Sunday 3 October 2021 / 3.00pm — 4.00pm

Free, no need to book, donations welcome

Join us for a free Sunday afternoon performance by viola students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Department.

Organised to coincide with Ikon’s exhibition We Thought About It A Lot, and other shared drawings  by Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon, it will include compositions by British composers Frank Bridge, York Bowen, Benjamin Dale and William Henry Reed. There are a number of duos, music shared by two violists amidst the shared drawings.

This event is free, please consider making a donation to Arco, an innovative alliance between Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Morris Isaacson Centre for Music, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, which provides regular distance-learning opportunities for talented children in South Africa.

Performance programme:
Frank Bridge Lament for Two Violas (performed by Alma Orr-Ewing and Peter Whitehead)
William Henry Reed Romance and Humoreske for Viola Quartet (performed by Yujie Wang, Yuxin, Chen, Yupeng Cai, Carla Mendoza Trejo)
York Bowen Three Duos for Viola and Viola (performed by Alastair Legg (violin), Peter Whitehead (viola)
York Bowen Fantaisie for Viola Quartet (performed by Yujie Wang, Yuxin Chen, Yupeng Cai, Carla Mendoza Trejo)
Benjamin Dale Introduction and Andante for Viola Sextet (performed by Alma Orr-Ewing, Yujie Wang, Yuxin Chen, Yupeng Cai, Xueer Wu, Peter Whitehead)