The Raleigh Society is delighted to be hosting The Hermes Experiment ahead of their King’s Place Debut on 16 February, where they will present ‘1917-2017 Revolutions – Reactions’, a specially collated programme to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolutions.
Programme to include
New commissioned pieces by Emily Hall, Joel Rust and Timothy Salter
Alexander Mosolov (arr. The Hermes Experiment) Four Newspaper Advertisements, Op. 21
Rachmaninoff (arr. The Hermes Experiment) Fragments, Op. posth
Prokofiev (arr. The Hermes Experiment) Visions Fugitives Nos. 1, 3, 7 and 16, Op. 22
The Hermes Experiment is, quite simply, one of the most exciting chamber music ensembles around today. Made up of four young professional musicians who are passionate about contemporary and experimental music, the ensemble seeks to create innovative and unique musical experiences. Based in London, The Hermes Experiment is comprised of Héloïse Werner (soprano), Oliver Pashley (clarinet), Marianne Schofield (double bass) and Newnham College alumna Anne Denholm (harp), who met whilst studying music at Cambridge University. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation.
Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2016, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16, and winners of Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, The Hermes Experiment has established itself on the London contemporary classical scene, with regular performances across the city for organisations including Nonclassical, Kammerklang, Listenpony and Bastard Assignments.
The Raleigh Music Society is thrilled to be hosting The Hermes Experiment at Newnham. Don’t miss what promises to be an absolutely outstanding concert!
This concert is free and open to all.
The Hermes Experiment will be running a composers’ workshop with students from the Faculty of Music before the Newnham Concert. Click here for further details.