Nicola LeFanu

4.3.18 at 17.00

The Octandre Ensemble and The Ligeti Quartet

@ The Coronet, Notting Hill

‘LeFanu is renowned for works of imaginative beauty’ (BBC Music Magazine). The Same Day Dawns, featuring soprano Sarah Dacey, sets vivid fragments from Oriental poems, while Deva casts solo cello as goddess, charting a metaphorical journey through a landscape of sensuous instrumental music. The acclaimed Ligeti Quartet will also play Lefanu’s second string quartet, and music by her mother, Elizabeth Maconchy.

Click here to go to our playlist of Nicola's works, or to read our Composer Conversation with her, click here for part 1, regarding the inspiration behind the works in our portrait; here for part 2, regarding 'Women in music'; or here for part 3, where she reflects on her journey to becoming an established composer. Click here to read programme notes from the concert.

Nicola LeFanu – Songs without words (2005), 8’

for clarinet and string trio

David Lumsdaine – Blue upon Blue, 8’

for solo cello

Nicola LeFanu – The Same Day Dawns (1974), 18’

for soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, violin., cello

- Interval -

Elizabeth Maconchy – Passacaglia (from String Quartet No.6), 7’

for string quartet (Ligeti Quartet)

Nicola LeFanu – Deva (1979), 20’

for solo cello and seven players

Nicola LeFanu – String Quartet No.2 (1996), 12’

for string quartet (Ligeti Quartet)