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30 January, 2015
English String Orchestra
Kenneth Woods- principal conductor
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Deborah Pritchard- Violin Concerto “Wall of Water” (ESO COMMISSION)
Harriet Mackenzie, violin
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Discussion and performance of the new violin concerto premiered during the 2014 London Frieze with artist Maggi Hambling, composer Deborah Pritchard and conductor Kenneth Woods, moderated by National Gallery Curator, Colin Wiggins. Pritchard’s powerful and evocative score is heard alongside projections of Hambling’s extraordinary imagery.
— “With a tight structure, beguiling harmonies and a fantastical atmosphere, this concerto reveals Pritchard to have an innate talent for pacing and drama….” BachTrack