I have planned a very special concert in London on Saturday 7th February 2015, and I would LOVE you to join me and my wonderful ensemble. I’ll be joined by fellow cellists Raffaele Ontonello, Laura Passey and Anna Scott, plus other treasured friends, to present an evening of music that I’ve titled ‘Nocturnes’. I struggled for a while (as usual!) to name this event, and settled on Nocturnes as I’m presenting not only my own music, but arrangements, for cello quartet, of other short pieces from Renaissance to Rock (ish), an eclectic mix that hangs together because of my tastes and experiences in music. All of the pieces we’ll play are emotive and evocative for me, and largely belong to the night, the time of dreams, plans and meditations. And less poetically because that’s when I write, practice and arrange!
I’m working with Chaos Theory on this concert, who celebrate 5 years of amazing underground gigs, music and adventures, and it’s an honour to have been associated with Chaos Theory pretty much from their inception. This is what they say:
“Following the highly anticipated, sold out June release of her second album ‘Caldera’, cellist and composer Jo Quail , with special guests, will perform music from Jo’s albums ‘From the Sea’ and ‘Caldera’, plus the premiere of her new work ‘This Path With Grace’.
The concert will also include selected pieces by composers as diverse as Schein and Bartok, amongst others, arranged by Jo for four cellos as part of streaming project.
This first half of the evening will also see the cello quartet joined by violinist Daniel Merrill (Dead Rat Orchestra), percussionist Al Richardson, and poet Mohan Rana to perform pieces from Jo’s first album ‘From The Sea’, including ‘The Colour of Water’.
The second half of the concert will comprise works from Jo’s album ‘Caldera’ performed by Jo with Al Richardson on percussion, and will include the premiere of ‘This Path With Grace’ featuring members of the Green Army Choir.”
Tickets are available here, and I hope very much that you’ll join us. X