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Duncan Honeybourne (piano) – Contemporary Piano Soundbites

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

Duncan Honeybourne presents a selection of pieces from his collection Contemporary Piano Soundbites: Composers in Lockdown 2020. During the 2020 Lockdown Duncan commissioned over 30 piano miniatures from an eclectic mix of composers, ranging from distinguished senior figures to younger and emerging composers. Described by Tom Service on BBC Radio 3's New Music Show as "a […]

York Music Centre and the new Leeds ensemble, Spelk

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

The first half of this lunchtime recital focuses on Tim Brooks' commissioned piece, And Another Thing, for young people. The second half features Spelk performing music by John Cage, Andriessen, Stravinsky and a new work by Murphy McCaleb. Buy tickets online

Jakob Fichert (piano) – The Character Piece throughout Music History

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

Opening with Bach’s serene and pastoral piece in A major, the programme explores character pieces throughout different styles. A selection from Debussy’s iconic preludes are followed by lesser known, yet exquisite pieces by Lili Boulanger and Adolf Busch. The programme will conclude with Political Prayer, a powerful and thought-provoking piece written by York-based composer Steve […]

Jonathan Sage – Clarinet

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

Clarinettist Jonathan Sage explores a world of new sounds for clarinet and basset clarinet, including Saariaho's Duft and Neil Tòmas Smith's Strange Machines, as well as new pieces from Scott McLaughlin and James Williamson.  The programme also features Evan Ziporyn's masterful transcriptions of Balanese Gamelan and Shakuhachi pieces, Four Impersonations. Buy tickets online

Stuart O’Hara (bass) and Ionna Koullepou (piano) – Poetry Settings

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

This lunchtime programme will include no fewer than eight new settings of regional and local poets, by regional and local composers. It will also include selections from Richard Rodney Bennett's Songs Before Sleep (texts: nursery rhymes) and Colin Matthews' Pig Songs (texts: Wendy Cope). Stuart O'Hara — bass Ionna Koullepou — piano Buy tickets online

Spelk

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

Yorkshire-based ensemble Spelk presents a transatlantic programme, including a rare performance of the complete Living Room Music by John Cage, Canadian composer Monica Pierce's new studies for piano and toy piano, a new piece by Derek O'Connell and the premiere of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue by the group's artistic director Nick Williams, celebrating old school hip hop culture. […]

Amanda Crawley (soprano) and Josephine Peach (piano) – Sounds of the Unexpected

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. SaviourgateYork,

A musically wide-ranging programme covering over a century of composition new in its time and place, at times startlingly so, from America to Finland and much in between. The recital  includes music by Aaron Copland, Francis Jackson, Roger Marsh, Madeleine Dring, Jan Sibelius, Charles Villiers Stanford, Alan Hovhaness, Hanns Eisler, David Lancaster and Judith Weir.  […]