Ensemble 10/10: Frankenstein!!
Edgard Varèse Octandre Michael Daugherty Dead Elvis* Elliott Carter Asko Concerto HK Gruber Frankenstein!! Ivor Hodgson A Little Light Music World Premiere Annachiana Gedda new work World Premiere
C lark Rundell conductor Alan Pendlebury bassoon* Dan Shelvey & Andrea Tweedale chansonnieres
“Dear mama and dear papa, baby vampire’s biting me!” Enter – if you dare – the world of HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!! Superman’s lost his pants, rats turn into angels and the mad Doctor dances a drunken waltz. Still, that’s what you get when you throw pop culture, screaming, into the imagination of a maverick like Gruber.
Elvis Presley doesn’t get off any more lightly in Michael Daugherty’s outrageous neon’n’chrome dance of death. North West-based composer Ivor Hodgson turns a kindlier eye on the classics in his brand new A Little Light Music, while back in 1923, Edgard Varèse’s Octandre sees it all coming with ice-cool clarity, as conductor Clark Rundell gets the new 10/10 series off to a flamboyant start.