Ensemble Intercontemporain premieres Glerup concerto

2018-01-23
Paris, 26 Januar · Rune Glerup’s ‘Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra’ will be premiered by the renowned Ensemble Intercontemporain

Rune Glerup. Photo: Caroline Bittencourt

‘Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra’ is commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain. The French ensemble was founded by the legendary Pierre Boulez in 1976, and specialises in contemporary music.

Rune Glerup's new work for the 31-piece ensemble is a revised version of his ‘Concerto for Piano and Orchestra’  written in 2010.

It is not be the first time that the prestigious  ensemble presents a world premiere of a work by Glerup. In 2012 they performed his work ‘Examples of Dust’ written for chamber orchestra and live electronics during his time at the electronic music institute IRCAM.  

The concert takes place in Philharmonie de Paris and has the title ‘Grand soir numérique’, and it will also feature works by Alex Augier, Paul Jebanasam / Tarik Barri, Daniele Ghisi and Alexander Shubert. Glerup’s concerto is thus the only work on the programme not including electronic elements, and the ensemble describes it as "the acoustic counterpoint of the evening". 

Rune Glerup: 'Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra'
Friday 26 January 20:30
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris
Ensemble Intercontemporain
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