Monday 15 October 2018, 7pm | Middle Temple Hall, London
Outcry Ensemble will give the world premiere of a new work by double-bassist and composer Misha Mullov-Abbado this autumn at London’s Middle Temple Hall.
Son of the conductor Claudio Abbado and violinist Viktoria Mullova, Misha Mullov-Abbado is in demand as both a jazz double bassist and classical composer. This latest work is very much in the jazz style, and has been specially commissioned for this concert by Deborah Ivory.
“I’m excited to combine my more recent experiences and influences as a jazz composer and performer with my classical roots, by writing a jazz-inspired orchestral piece” says Mullov-Abbado. “Before moving to the world of jazz I used to play in the Outcry Ensemble, so I am very much looking forward to hearing them perform my new composition.”
The Outcry Ensemble is Associate Orchestra of the Temple Music Foundation. Renowned for its pioneering approach to programming, Outcry performs either a world premiere or a work by a living composer at every concert.
“New music and commissioning young composers is at the centre of what we do” says Outcry Founder and Music Director James Henshaw. “Much of the music that we play is taken from the classical canon, but there was a time when all of this music was new. Hearing new music was part of what going to hear live performance was all about. We are crying out to make this true again!”
Also on the programme at Middle Temple Hall is Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Oscar Perks as soloist and Schubert’s unfinished Symphony No. 8. The concert is generously supported by Deborah Ivory.