Rozalie Hirs



lightclouds (2019) – world premiere

On Saturday 18 May 2019 at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Musikfabrik performs lightclouds (2019), a new work for “super brass” quartet and ensemble by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by Stichting Omroep Muziek/ NTR Zaterdagmatinee. The concert programme Beyond Frontiers also features works by Chin, Bauckholt, and Germanus.

Performers include the “super brass” players Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Christine Chapman (horn), Bruce Collings (trombone), Melvyn Poore (tuba), as well as Helen Bledsoe (flute), Carl Rosman (clarinet), Peter Veale (oboe), Alban Wesly (bassoon), Benjamin Kobler, Ulrich Löffler (keyboard), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Juditha Haeberlin (violin), Hannah Weirich (violin), Axel Porath (viola), Dirk Wietheger (violoncello). The conductor is Emilio Pomárico; the sound master is Paul Jeukendrup. The above photograph shows the world premiere of Claude Vivier’s Hiérophanie (1970) by Ensemble Musikfabrik in 2010.

concert programme
Sander Germanus – Im Vortex (2019)
Rebecca Saunders – Bite (2015)
Carola Bauckholt – Schlammflocke (2010)
Rozalie Hirs – lightclouds (2019)
Unsuk Chin – Gougalon (2009-11)

Date: 2019-05-18
Time: 14:15 CET
Location: Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Musikfabrik and Emilio Pomárico (conductor)
Commissioned by Zaterdagmatinee