Starting on March 1st we have a concert of two halves. The first half will celebrate the music of Gavin Bryars, including a new Late Music commission and featuring members of his ensemble with Gavin on piano. The second half will be a performance of Craig Vear’s composition Three Last Letters for three male voices, bass clarinet, cello, electric guitar and a digital soundscape. Be prepared for an emotional evening.
We will maintain this high standard with celebrations of Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael Nyman (including a Late Music commission), the late Steve Martland and Kerry Andrew (performed by the Ebor Singers), all of which will be performed by ensembles new to Late Music.
In fact our only returning artist is Ian Pace, who follows up his sensational Rzewski concert with more virtuoso piano repertoire.
Happy significant birthdays to Michael Nyman, Jeremy Dale Roberts and Roger Marsh.
RM Burton Trust, John S. Cohen Foundation, Holst Foundation, Halcyon Initiative, D'Oyly Carte Trust, RVW Trust, Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust, York Common Good Trust, York St John University, York Mix and Wisteria Music Books.
Craig Vear works with found sounds, making compositions using computers that allow the individual sounds to be free. His compositions generally concentrate on a time and location, journeying along channels of memory and imagination expressing the continuity and fluidity of thought.
Gavin Bryars studied philosophy but became a jazz bassist and pioneer of free improvisation with Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley. Early iconic pieces The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet achieved great popular success.Tweets by @late_music
Tickets £10 full / £8 concessions
City Screen Members Discount: £2 full / £1 concessions plus FREE programme
Saturday 22nd February, 10am – 6pm sound installation, 7.30pm Gamelan Sekar Petak
Saturday 1st March, 7.30pm
Saturday 5th April, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd May, 7.30pm
Saturday 7th June, 7.30pm
Saturday 5th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 2nd August, 7.30pm
Saturday 6th September, 7.30pm
Saturday 4th October, 7.30pm
All Late Music concerts take place in the York Unitarian Chapel.
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