UYMP OFFICE CLOSED FOR ONE WEEK, 1st to 8th July

The UYMP office will be closed from 1st to 8th July, as we are moving across the campus.  We may be able to reply to urgent e-mail enquiries, but please accept our apologies if there is any delay in responding to you.  

SADIE HARRISON COMMISSION FOR EKKLESIA CONTEMPORARY BALLET & CUATRO PUNTOS ENSEMBLE, USA

UYMP is excited to announce that house composer Sadie Harrison has received a substantial ballet commission, as part of a USA project taking place in 2025-2026. 

Sadie writes: "Next April I will be working with Cuatro Puntos Ensemble, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and choreographer Elisa Schroth in Connecticut USA on a year long project. 'Uncaged: IIluminating female Afghan Artists through music and dance' is inspired by artwork created by women working secretly within Afghanistan."

Saxton CD release and NMC at 35

Robert Saxton’s new CD is released on Nimbus on Friday 5 July. Featuring Scenes from the Epic of Gilgamesh for full orchestra and The Resurrection of the Soldiers for strings with the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ken Woods. Please click here to listen. Full details may be found on the Nimbus website.

Robert’s music also features in NMC’s 35th birthday concert on Wednesday 3 July. Star baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Andrew West will perform Robert’s The Beach in Winter, Scratby, commissioned for NMC’s 20th anniversary CD in 2009. Please click here to purchase the CD

Thomas Simaku broadcast on National Radio in Belgium

Thomas Simaku’s piece Lʼimage oubliée d’après Debussy was broadcast by VTR MAX radio in Belgium on 2 April 2024 in a programme by 20th and 21st century composers, including Takemitsu, Feldman, Thomas Adès, Lotta Wennäkoski and Toshio Hosokawa. Commissioned by the York Late Music Series to mark the centenary of Debussy’s death, Lʼimage oubliée d’après Debussy received its world premiere in York in September 2018 performed by James Wiltshire.

Composers were asked to choose a piece by Debussy, quote it for a minute or so, and continue in their own style. The piece stems from the first of a set of three piano pieces called Images (oubliées), which was not published until well after Debussy's death. As Simaku writes in his programme note ‘My idea was to bring this imagery to the doorstep of our time’.

2024
August
25 August 2024

Arditti Quartet perform Sobre Diálogos apócrifos

Time
7:00 PM
Location
Blue Rose Chamber hall Suntory Hall Tokyo, Japan
Featuring
Hilda Paredes

Hilda Paredes

September
6 September 2024

Arditti Quartet perform Sobre Diálogos apócrifos

Time
7:30 PM
Location
Echizen city Cultural Center, Takefu
Featuring
Hilda Paredes

Hilda Paredes

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