On Friday, Mar. 7 at 8 pm, Q2 Music teamed up with (Le) Poisson Rouge to stream a live video webcast of the venue's elite Ensemble LPR directed by UK-based conductor André de Ridder. The evening included a suite from Jonny Greenwood's masterful score to Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," Bela Bartók's iconic Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta and the US premiere of Bryce Dessner's Lachrimae.
Though a popular favorite for a Best Original Score nomination at the 2008 Academy Awards, Greenwood's "There Will Be Blood" was ultimately ruled ineligible due to material being taken from the Radiohead guitarist's earlier BBC-commissioned work Popcorn Superhet Receiver and his score to the film "Bodysong."
Tonight's concert featured the New York debut of Sinfonia VIVA's conductor André de Ridder, who on March 3 with the Copenhagen Phil, also released a new album on Deutsche Grammophon pairing a suite from Greenwood's "There Will Be Blood" with three works by fellow guitarist Bryce Dessner of The National.
Jonny Greenwood: Suite from "There Will Be Blood"
Bryce Dessner: Lachrimae (US premiere)
Bela Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Engineers: Edward Haber (technical director), Noriko Okabe (music mix), George Wellington