A special performance of this remarkable ensemble’s new album – exploring the depths of human emotion through music of the night.

United Strings of Europe
Beibei Wang
crotales

Jessie Montgomery:
Starburst (3')
Daniel Kidane:
Be Still (7')
Richard Strauss, arr. Mouret:
Metamorphosen (25')
Purcell, arr. Stokowski:
Dido's Lament (from Dido and Aeneas) (6')
Schoenberg:
Verklärte Nacht (30')
Close-up of musician Beibei Wang looking at the camera holding percussion instruments against a black background

Beibei Wang


Praised for original programming and expressive playing, the United Strings of Europe present a heartfelt sequence of atmospheric music from the new album Through the Night.

Composers from across the ages explore darkness, hope, and transformation through five moving works. ‘When I am laid in earth’ is the wistful final aria of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, while in Schoenberg’s romantic Transfigured Night, guilt and foreboding give way to a stronger bond of love.

Strauss’ haunting and nostalgic Metamorphosen was written in the final year of World War Two. Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst is a colourful exploration of change and transformation and Daniel Kidane’s Be Still is a search for a way forward emerging from the uncertainty of the past five years.


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