Saturday - April 30

Old Fruitmarket

Joanna Ward / Douglas R Ewart


Joanna Ward from the trees and from my friends (bean piece 3)* BBC Commission, World Premiere Douglas R Ewart Red Hills+

Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra* Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra+

In her own words, Joanna Ward’s work experiments ‘with scores and with sound, and her practice ranges across genre and between media, usually in collaboration with other performers, artists and thinkers.’ Here the BBC SSO give the World Premiere of her new BBC commission. Douglas Ewart’s Red Hills, is the title track from his 1983 album. Originally written for his Clarinet Choir, it’s performed here by members of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. Ewart himself closes the festival on Sunday night in performance with Joëlle Léandre.