Speaker on PRS for Music panel on funding & fundraising for composers and new music ensemble – alongside Errollyn Wallen (composer), Louise Cleverdon (Arts Council England) and Elizabeth Sills (PRS Foundation).
Aldeburgh Young Musicians explore opera alongside a group of opera practitioners – composer Tom Coult, writer Cordelia Lynn, writer- director Gareth Mattey, soprano-composer Héloïse Werner and baritone Peter Braithwaite. They ask what opera means now and what it could be in the future, by acting as composers, librettists, directors and performers.
In this Open Session on 17 April, 5pm, AYM present their own brand-new operatic scenes, built from the ground up
Lia Leendertz’ indispensible seasonal guides reinvent the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. Composer Richard Barnard will transform her 2020 Almanac into a moon-themed evening of music and spoken word, blending new arrangements of the Almanac’s folk songs featuring virtuosic performer Héloïse Werner, readings from the book by the author and Three Cane Whale’s cinematic instrumentals.
After six years and over sixty commissions, The Hermes Experiment celebrates its unique contribution to the new music scenes with the launch of their debut album HERE WE ARE. With their unique line-up of harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass, the sounds heard both live and recorded are like you’ve never heard before. The concert will feature works from their new album, released on Delphian Records, which includes some of the ensemble’s most-loved commissions from the past six years, travelling between different styles to showcase the possibilities of this distinctive line-up.
Tom Coult, new work (world premiere)
Josephine Stephenson, between the war and you
Anna Meredith (arr. Schofield), Fin like a Flower
Oliver Leith, Uh huh, Yeah
Emily Hall, I am happy living simply & The end of the ending
Errollyn Wallen, gun gun gun
Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree
Robin Haigh, Kalimotxo