Mostly Mozart’s pioneering artists-in-residence create the enigmatic atmosphere of George Benjamin’s chamber operaInto the Little Hill. With Benjamin at the podium, ICE delves into some of the composer-in-residence’s influences, along with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who joins the group for Ligeti’s riotous Piano Concerto.
“A haunting, musically complex, ingeniously scored and often disturbing piece”
—New York Times on Into the Little Hill
- George Benjamin: Into the Little Hill (2006)
- Oliver Messiaen, Oiseaux Exotiques, (1955-1956)
- Gyorgy Ligeti, Piano Concerto (1988)