Brian Hosefros

Monday 27 July 2015  7:30 pm

Brian Hosefros (composer) presents a recital of his work

Raised in the United States, Brian began composing at The College of Idaho (BMus Honors). After moving to London in 2010 to study composition under the guidance of Dmitry Smirnov at Goldsmiths, University of London (MMus), Brian was later invited to study with Vladimir Tarnopolsky in the Contemporary Music department at Moscow Conservatory.  Since graduating from Goldsmiths, Brian has composed incidental music to plays, as well as transcription work. In 2013, the opera “Grasshopper and Ant”, by Brian Hosefros, libretto by Vadim Yurchenko, was accepted as the first non-English opera in the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival, and was also awarded second place in the Flourish Opera Competition. “Grasshopper and Ant” was also performed at the Russian Cultural Centre (Rossotrudnichestvo) later that year.

This is Brian’s first concert featuring solely his work as a chamber composer.

Andrew McIntosh (baritone)  Una Birtchnell (cello)

A Marriage -- poem by R.S. Thomas, for baritone and piano.

Antigone Suite -- adapted for cello, piano and baritone
I. Antigone buries her brother (adapted for cello and baritone)
II. Miniature One -- "From guilt or blame" (adapted for cello and piano) 
III."The queen..." (adapted for cello and piano)
IV.  Miniature Two -- "How will she die?" (adapted for piano)
V. Conclusion (adapted for cello and piano)

Cello suite for cello and piano:
I. Introduction (cello solo)
II. Allegro Marziale
III. Romance
IV. Waltz
V. Finale