Join us for the world premieres of four exceptional compositions, all written specifically for Hard Rain and recorded in Queen’s University Belfast’s state-of-the-art SARC Sonic Lab.
The concert will showcase our two 2020/21HRSE commissions, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Small Grants programme: Ed Bennett’s Revolver and Rhona Clarke’s Non-Stop. We’re also proud to present Contemplations 3 – Solaris, a new work dedicated to HRSE from the French composer Philippe Festou, director of the French contemporary music group ensemble Yin.
Our concert will conclude with the premiere performance of HRSE Artistic Director Greg Caffrey's three movement work, A Terrible Beauty, which draws its inspiration from the poetry of W.B. Yeats.
Non-Stop (2020), Rhona Clarke (1958), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano
Revolver (2020), Ed Bennett (1975), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano
Contemplations 3 – Solaris (2020), Philippe Festou (1970), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano & percussion
A Terrible Beauty II (Chamber Version) (2019), Greg Caffrey (1963), flute (picc.), clarinet (bs. cl), piano, violin, violoncello and percussion
Free, with donations gratefully received.
Our Box Office will close at 6.30 pm on Friday 18th June so please book your tickets as soon as possible.
Ticketholders will receive a link via email to watch the concert broadcast on Friday 18th June.
The concert stream will expire 48 hours after the broadcast begins. You can watch the concert at any time during this 48-hour window.
Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner supported by PPL. We are supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and are ensemble in residence at Queen's University Belfast.