This unique concert comprises pieces written entirely for miniature instruments
A performance of three pieces
Presenting Roger Marsh’s setting of words from Dante’s Inferno
A concert of York and regional composers past and present
Steve Martland: Remix Steve Martland: Principia Steve Martland/Purcell: Fantasia 6 David Power: New Work Steve Crowther: New Work Michael Torke: July Four pieces from Project Flicks – silent film with live music Colin Smith: Nauseo Frank Milward: Brian and Banksy Tom Gimson: Creek David Lancaster: Rendezvous Pre-concert talk by Chris Caldwell at 6.45 plus a […]
Instruments of Change From disappearing straws and plastic bags to diminishing carbon footprints and political protest, the modern era is undeniably shaped by concerns about the environment. This concert explores perspectives on this zeitgeist through newly-devised works and storytelling – an attempt to capture fragments of the personal, political, and environmental changes occurring all around […]
Sun and Moon This concert tells the love story of the sun and moon. They are destined never to meet, yet their enigmatic relationship affects our lives deeply, rules our daily rhythms and fires up our imagination. The cycles of light and dark in which they are intertwined create breathtaking displays. Punctuated with Shakespeare and […]
The programme will focus on no less than eight new settings of regional and local poets by regional and local composers.
100 Second Songs We’re all familiar with those fleeting moments: a momentary flashback, a brief glimpse from a speeding train, a conversation overheard… This exciting project (curated by Dot DasH Music) invites composers from many different backgrounds to compose new songs, each lasting no more than 100 seconds, to create a patchwork of fragmentary musical […]
York Music Centre leader Tim Brooks will be commissioned to write a piece for local youth groups to perform in a lunchtime recital with local performers. Unfortunately, as of 30 April 2020, owing to the coronavirus and the UK's response to it, this performance has been postponed.
Peter Maxwell Davies: Economies of Scale Philip Grange: Elegy Steve Crowther: Trio for clarinet, viola & piano Sadie Harrison: Gemini commission (1st perf.) Morag Galloway: New Work Philip Grange: Piano trio: Homage to Chagall Unfortunately, as of 30 April 2020, owing to the coronavirus and the UK's response to it, this performance has been postponed.
A Brief History of Keyboard Music The Fantasia in G by William Byrd is representative of music written in the Renaissance and depicts dance scenes and other features of that period. Liszt’s Vallee d’Obermann, one of the most profound piano works of the Romantic era, is inspired by poetry and prose by Senancourt and Lord […]
Oliver Knussen: Reflection for violin and piano James Williamson: Trio (Late Music commission) Ann Cleare: 93 million miles away for violin, cello and piano Tom Coult: Inventions (for Heath Robinson), for solo piano David Lancaster: Rough Cut for solo violin Nick Williams: Duo for Cello and Piano (York Commission) Kaija Saariaho: Light and Matter for […]
Elysian singers Director, Sam Laughton, has devised a fascinating programme of choral music where each contemporary work is paired with an earlier piece based on words from the same poet or source. For example, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Rachmaninoff’s settings of All Night Vigil, James MacMillan and Granville Bantock’s settings of Burns and Judith Weir and […]
This recital will focus on music and dreams. Neil is a composer/improviser whose work has been showcased in a recent 4* Prom in Battersea.
In 1845, Schumann discovered his passion for composing fugues. This recital explores the threads that connect and resonate through a form that straddles three centuries. Framed by two Prelude & Fugues by Bach, the concert also includes works by Shostakovich and Schumann plus New Works by Michael Parkin, Anthony Adams and Jenny Jackson.
Includes a new work by Hayley Jenkins
One-woman cabaret written and performed by Zoë Martlew Featuring a blonde, a cello, a whip and a lot of digital playback… Unhinged, uncensored, underwired. Uproarious, moving, hilarious and utterly off the wall, Revue Z features Zoë’s unforgettably theatrical music for cello, voice and pre-recorded soundtrack in a dazzling array of musical styles linked together by […]
In the first lunchtime recital of the series, Alistair Donaghue (baritone) and Polly Sharpe (piano) present an exploration of 21st Century British songs, including settings from the acclaimed CD Songs Now: British Songs of the 21st Century, and a selection of songs from a 2009 collection, the NMC Songbook. Songs Now was reviewed by Timothy […]
This has all the hallmarks of a must-see concert: new commissions by Sadie Harrison and Morag Galloway, Philip Grange's Homage to Chagall and the wonderful playing of the ensemble, Gemini. What could possibly make this event even more rewarding? How about a preconcert talk by Philip Grange (6.45pm) plus a complimentary glass of wine! Peter […]