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[Kevin Bishop; Afghanistan National Institute for Music]
Kevin Bishop; Afghanistan National Institute for Music

17th April 2014

International commission for Sadie Harrison

Sadie Harrison has been commissioned by Cuatro Puntas to write a new work for viola and rubab as a gift to the Afghanistan National Institute for Music.

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[Thomas Simaku]
Thomas Simaku

8th April 2014

Simaku's Concerto for Orchestra on Portuguese National Radio

Concerto for Orchestra by Thomas Simaku, the winning work of the International Competition for Lutoslawski 100th birthday, was broadcast yesterday on Portuguese National Radio.

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8th April 2014

Nicholson compared to Bartók in Classical Sheffield review of new String Quartet

The second performance by the Ligeti Quartet of George Nicholson's String Quartet No.4, on 25th March 2014 at Firth Hall, Sheffield, has been favourably reviewed in Classical Sheffield, at a concert described as 'absorbing' by music critic Stephen Jouanny. The String Quartet was programmed between Béla Bartók's Fourth String Quartet and Alban Berg's Lyric Suite.

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[Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Gallery, Mvt 11: 'It rubs off']
Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Gallery, Mvt 11: 'It rubs off'

3rd April 2014

Tempo Review of Sadie Harrison's Gallery

Sadie Harrison's Gallery for solo violin has been described as 'a most welcome addition to the repertoire' by Paul Conway, who has reviewed its first performance in the latest edition of Tempo.

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[© Astrid Karger]
© Astrid Karger

27th March 2014

Arditti Quartet's performance of Paredes work receives praise

A New Music Toronto review of Hilda Paredes's string quartet Cuerdas del Destino praises its 'flexibly organic' quality.

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27th March 2014

Luís Tinoco to write symphonic work for international partnership

Luís Tinoco has been selected to write a new symphonic work as part of a new partnership between cultural institutions from Brazil and Portugal.

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[© Matthew Andrews]
© Matthew Andrews

27th March 2014

James Weeks: upcoming world premieres of vocal installations

Two contrasting installation pieces for voices by James Weeks, Radical Road and MURAL, are being premiered within a month of each other this summer.

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[Kettle's Yard House]
Kettle's Yard House

19th February 2014

Kettle's Yard celebrates Dale Roberts' 80th

Kettle's Yard is featuring the music of Jeremy Dale Roberts, in celebration of his 80th birthday. Richard Causton, Kettle's Yard New Music Associate, has chosen the programmes for the return of the New Music Sunday Concert series, in which there is a theme of 'lineage'. Composers' works will be performed alongside those of their teachers. Italian music from the 20th century will also be presented and there are strong links with the visual arts,

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19th February 2014

Wishart premiere at Kettle's Yard, in memory of Richard Orton

Trevor Wishart will present the world premiere of his newly commissioned work in memory of Richard Orton on 11th May, at Kettle's Yard, as part of the New Music Sunday Concert series. Richard was a founder of the UK's first university experimental electronic music studio at the University of York. The concert will feature a selection of Wishart's electroacoustic

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23rd January 2014

Philip Venables to write new opera for Royal Opera House

Philip Venables is to research and write a major work for performance at the ROH Linbury Studio Theatre in 2016, as the first Doctoral Composer-in-Residence at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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18th January 2014

Metier releases Hughes' When the Flame Dies double DVD/CD

Ed Hughes' stunning new opera When the Flame Dies , with libretto by Roger Norris, has been released on DVD and CD, by the Metier label, performed by musicians from the New Music Players and five outstanding young singers Edward Grint, Lucy Williams, Julian Podger, Emily Phillips and Andrew Radley. The opera is a story of lost love, ethical quandaries and betrayal which reflects on the French poet and film maker Jean Cocteau's interest in the Orpheus legend

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[Photo: Katie Vandyck]
Photo: Katie Vandyck

16th January 2014

Saxton's Time and the Seasons premiere receives 4-star review

Robert Saxton's new song cycle Time and the Seasons has been described as 'delightful' and praised with a four-star review by Hilary Finch in The Times.

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