Sat 8th June - A Quaker Trilogy: From concept to completion (York Festival of Ideas, featuring the Micklegate Singers)

Event this Saturday (8th June 2024), 1:00PM at The Mount School, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DD.

"A Quaker Trilogy grew from a concept to inspire young composers at the beginning of their careers by offering funds for the commission of three pieces for the Micklegate Singers.

"The brief was simple: the composers could choose whichever words from a passage written by William Penn that is often read at Quaker memorial meetings they felt they wanted to work with. The fruits of their labours have proved to be a challenge for the choir, but the pieces are all remarkable, and each has been loved by the choir in rehearsal and by the audiences at their respective first performances."

Book tickets here (free admission).

Late Music York's June concerts

Late Music York have three great final concerts of the season this weekend.   Late Music write: ‘We’re finishing off our season in style. First up (Fri 31st May @ 7:30) experience the next generation of performers, with a vocal quintet from the University of York singing a mix of early and modern music including Monteverdi and Gesualdo. There’s more vocal music on Saturday lunchtime (1st June @ 1:00) as Faye Robinson and Marianna Cortesi bring us songs by living composers including James MacMillan and new settings by local composers. The evening (1st June @ 7:30) sees our very own Late Music Ensemble celebrate the original musical maverick Erik Satie with combination of his work and new Satie inspired pieces.’  Tickets are available online from Late Music York

Saxton on Spotify

The first movement, Prologue, of Robert Saxton’s Scenes from the Epic of Gilgamesh, performed by the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods, has been released on Spotify.  To listen to the recording, please click hereScenes from the Epic of Gilgamesh was commissioned by Kenneth Woods for the English Symphony Orchestra, with funds provided by the RVW Trust.  We look forward to hearing the complete CD, which will also include Saxton’s The Resurrection of the Soldiers for string orchestra and will be released, on Nimbus, in July!  More news soon! 

Photo credit: Katie Vandyck

BBC and Guardian feature reviews for Vol. 3 of Lutyens' piano works

Following the release of the third volume of the Resonus series Elisabeth Lutyens: Piano Works performed by Martin Jones, The Guardian have featured a short review of the disc. Fiona Maddocks writes that the album is "engaging, serious, [and] stimulating", adding that Martin Jones "makes a persuasive case" for Lutyens' music. This comes after John Allison described the recording as "meticulously played" in BBC Music Magazine's Classical Music section. He particularly commends Martin Jones' "warmly enigmatic" performance of Berceuse.

2024
June
14 June 2024

Arditti Quartet

Time
7:30 PM
Location
Lippes Concert Hall, University at Buffalo 105 Slee Hall Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Featuring
14 June 2024
15 June 2024

Nicholas Isherwood and Slee Sinfonietta (cond. James Baker)

Time
3:00 PM
Location
Lippes Concert Hall, University Of Buffalo, USA
Featuring
Hilda Paredes

A swallowed bait

Hilda Paredes

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