Francesco Tristano premieres new work with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
In an exciting series of concerts, Francesco Tristano performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto alongside his new work Neihou with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on 19 April followed by a recital as part of their ‘Close Up Series’ featuring Tristano, Frescobaldi and Bach on 20 April.
Neihou was created as a new composition for the Neue Meister concert in Berlin on 6 November 2017, and was written for piano, string orchestra and live electronics. It is based on Tristano’s earlier composition Hello, which was first performed in 2007; the title, Neihou, is a transliteration of the Cantonese word for ‘Hello’. The piece isa development from the minimalist productions of the Detroit house scene. Neihou develops a long rhythmic sequence over varying harmonic levels.
This premiere follows other orchestral compositions including his free piano concerto Island Nation which was premiered at the Leipzig Gewandhaus under Kristjan Järvi with MDR Symphony Orchestra (see video below). Francesco has also composed many solo works for piano and electronics, most recently in his Sony Classical album Piano Circle Songs.
Tristano is a key reference in a new movement exploring the creative intersection between classical music and other genres and art forms, these are concerts not to miss! Francesco’s other recent and upcoming highlights include: BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Rheingau Music Festival, Cite de la Musique, Berlin Funkhaus, Festival Esprit, and La Seine Musicale.