150 years ago Lewis Carroll published one of the most wonderful children’s books of all time: Alice in Wonderland. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters a parallel universe where nothing is the same. The surreal novel not only inspired filmmakers such as Walt Disney, but composers as well. The American David del Tredici even devotes a substantial amount of his works to Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic.
The violinist Matthew Trussler and pianist Ashley Wass – both performers in Trio Apaches – asked thirteen renowned composers to set their favourite chapter from the book to music. It resulted in enchanting, touching and downright weird pieces. You will enjoy them in combination with an abridged version of Alice in Wonderland, written for this programme by the famous writer Louis de Bernières (his best known novel is Captain Corelli’s Mandolin). Pianist Ashley Wass reads (in English). Have a look on the special website for Wonderland.
P.S. The composers who contributed to Wonderland are Roxanna Panufnik, Mark Anthony Turnage, Stuart MacRae, Poul Ruders, Howard Blake, Carl Davis, Stephen Hough, Richard Dubugnon, Ilya Gringolts, Colin Matthews, Gwilym Simcock and Augusta Read Thomas.
Matthew Trussler > violin
Ashley Wass > piano
Normal € 15,– | Uitpas € 12,50 | Students/ooievaarspas € 7,50 | Till 27 years old € 7,50