Ruth Leon recommends…12 Ensemble – Mary Bevan

Ruth Leon recommends…12 Ensemble – Mary Bevan

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September 07, 2021

12 Ensemble – Mary Bevan
Click here to watch : Free online, pay for tickets for live performance

September 8 at 8pm. 

12 Ensemble is a group that plays without a conductor, and, over the past year, this exciting string ensemble has, become part of Wigmore audiences’ listening experience through live-streamed or open-air events.

Here Mary Bevan, one of the UK’s finest sopranos, joins them for classic Britten, Les Illuminations. The 12 Ensemble also offers a work written for them by a rising star composer, Kate Whitley, and their own arrangement of Schubert’s death-haunted quartet, Death and the Maiden.

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  • Patricia says:

    Orpheus has been playing ‘leaderless’ for years. But if there is a soloist, the soloist is the ‘leader.’ All groups defer to one player, even if there is no actual conductor.

  • Jewelyard says:

    Am I the only one who finds these “Ruth Leon recommends” posts super annoying?