This programme presents a new collaboration of the Quantum Ensemble with another established group, the Camerata Lacunensis. And, as usual, the concert offers a really remarkable variety of formats, given how unusual and complex the groups of performers required are: from the eleven clarinets needed to interpret Steven Reich’s New York Counterpoint, through the mixed choir, with and without piano, for Samuel Barber’s pieces, to the commitment to the 20th-century avant-garde, represented very effectively in the work by George Crumb for two pianos and two percussionists. The three American composers whose works will be performed in this concert provide us with an excellent measure of the wealth and contrast of styles that their country has produced throughout the 20th-century. The composition by Crumb, the third of the four books that make up his ambitious Makrokosmos, is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of the Quantum Ensemble, since it will allow the public of Tenerife the marvellous and rare opportunity of enjoying a sonic universe both surprising and extremely satisfying.
Quantum Ensemble has always distinguished itself by its efforts to bring music to its audience by creating complicities and meeting points between the members of the ensemble, the music they perform and his audience. In this context, the talks that Quantum offers before each concert are framed by expert professionals in the works that are going to be played. Thus, the pre-concert talk to Prisma will be led by Gustavo Trujillo, professor of music theory at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and will begin at 6:30 pm in chamber room of Auditorio de Tenerife (free admission until full capacity is reached).
The show is not available to children aged under 5.