Wednesday 1st October, Holywell Music Room

Evening Concert 7.45

Rebel Cahos

Barley Morning raga

Milhaud La Création du Monde

Bach from The Art of Fugue

Brahms Sextet no 2 in G, op 36

Chaos, Tabula Rasa, First Light

Before Creation there was Chaos: the French baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel’s evocation of Chaos still has the power to shock! Earth awakens in a morning raga, and also in Milhaud’s lyrical ballet, based on an African creation myth and saturated in the ‘blue notes’ of jazz. Bach’s musical lines divide and proliferate, and Brahms miraculously creates music on 24 strings which is as light and clear as the air we breathe.