On-Demand Audio: Ensemble LPR performs Greenwood, Dessner and Bartók

Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on March 7, 2014

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Composer Bryce Dessner and condctor André de Ridder Composer Bryce Dessner and condctor André de Ridder (Courtesy of Anne Mie Dreves / Deutsche Grammophon)

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. 

Complete Program:

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

Comments [2]

@Jamie Klenetsky
We'll be able to post on-demand audio of the performance soon afterwards, but not video. Such is beyond our current rights, unfortunately.

Mar. 07 2014 02:49 PM
Jamie Klenetsky

will this livestream be recorded and posted on the site for later viewing? i won't be home to watch this live but would absolutely love to see it.

Mar. 05 2014 09:14 AM

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