Welcome to the 2015 Late Music Concert Series
This year we are celebrating the music of Judith Weir, the first female Master of the Queen’s Music. Judith Weir’s works will be featured in five of the eight concerts and will include a performance of the wonderful King Harold’s Saga, a ‘grand opera in three acts’ for solo soprano (Ana Beard Fernández, April 4th). We are also delighted to announce that Judith is to write a new piece for the 2015 season – Fanfare, to be performed by the exciting young ensemble Albany Trio (June 6th).
As in 2014, we are launching the concerts with two free events: a concert of poetry settings and readings from Sounds Lyrical and a multi-media sound installation (February 28th).
We are also celebrating the music of Arvo Pärt and Terry Riley, who are both eighty this year. The first of the Late Music concerts welcomes back pianist Ian Pace who will perform a richly diverse programme of contemporary miniatures (March 7th). And on May 2nd we join forces with the University of York Spring Festival of New Music in promoting a concert by Dark Inventions (please note that this concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music).
We look forward to seeing you,