The 2013 series will include at least twenty-eight World Premières (WP), ensuring programming of freshness and vitality.
Thanks to funding from the Arts Council we are commissioning works from prestigious composers with international reputations: Anthony Powers and Frederic Rzewski. Late Music has championed the work of this outstanding composer who will be 75 in 2013. There will also be a world première by Mark Simpson, a leading talent among young British composer-instrumentalists. Also, the Manchester Chamber Choir concert will feature three new works from young, talented composers. These will be selected by MCC conductor Justin Doyle and composer James MacMillan. Thanks to partnerships with Live Music Now and the PRSF’s ‘Crossing Borders’ scheme we will continue to feature new talent, as well as the return of some favourites.
Finally, we have programmed several works by Jonathan Harvey, whose death was announced as we were preparing this brochure. We are proud to present the work of this exceptional man who said: “It’s for music to articulate the true nature of man in his blissful, enlightened form.”
Peter Boardman, Director
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.
His compositions include the ‘Tombeau’ for piano, written for Stephen Bishop Kovacevich; Cello Concerto – ‘Deathwatch’, written for Rohan de Saram; ‘Croquis’ for string trio, a large-scale sequence of miniatures commissioned by the BBC and written for members of the Arditti Quartet; ‘In the same space – nine poems of Constantin Cavafy’ written for Steven Varcoe; ‘Lines of Life – Voices/Kinderscenen’, commissioned by the BBC for Lontano.
Tickets £10 full / £8 concessions
City Screen Members Discount: £2 full / £1 concessions plus FREE programme
Saturday 1st June, 7.30pm
Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 7.30pm
Saturday 7th September, 7.30pm
Saturday 5th October, 7.30pm
All Late Music concerts take place in the York Unitarian Chapel.
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