This concert features the world première of Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices, a new work by acclaimed composer Jocelyn Pook commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation for Anxiety 2014. A unique collaboration between Wigmore Hall, Aurora Orchestra and the Mental Health Foundation; the première will be performed by Aurora Orchestra with the Mind and Soul Choir. The new work extends Pook’s interest in the experience of mental illness, which she explored in her ground-breaking 2012 work Hearing Voices.
Aurora Orchestra conducted by Graham Ross; soloists: Lore Lixenberg soprano, Melanie Pappenheim mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Peter Kenny countertenor, George Ikediashi bass, and the Mind and Soul Choir led by Lea Cornthwaite.
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Op. 4
Giovanni Palestrina I vaghi fiori (arr. Simon Cox)
Jocelyn Pook Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices