I Fagiolini premieres new work by William Brooks on Radio 3
Robert Hollingworth and Department associate ensemble I Fagiolini gave the first performance of a new Shakespeare setting by Professor William Brooks on Monday 11 April 2016
The performance was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from Wigmore Hall London. The sonnet set by Brooks is an irreverent set of puns on the word ‘Will’. Brooks’s equally irreverent setting mixes Schubert, country-western, Bobby McFerrin, and “How Dry I Am” into a quodlibet—a ‘what-you-will.’
I Fagiolini performed the work alongside contemporary settings by Janet Wheeler and Adrian Williams, and English madrigals from the early 17th century.
The concert can be heard on BBC iPlayer until 10 May 2016.
Thomas Simaku’s ‘Solar’ for Trumpet, Violin & Piano was performed at Middleton Hall of the University of Hull on 3rd February, in their opening concert of spring 2017 series , which included works by Arvo Pärt and Sibelius.
Come and join us in the Music Research Centre on Thursday 2nd March for another day full of varied and exciting snapshots into the work of the music department’s postgraduate community.
Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling’s Piano Concerto has been shortlisted in the Large Scale Work category of the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music. Over 180 nominations were submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland. The awards event will be held at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
James Williamson is this month’s featured composer for the New Oboe Music Project.
On Decembre 21st the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Pudahuel and the San Sebastian University Choir (both from Santiago, Chile) premiered the cantata “Cantos por la Paz” (Songs for Peace) by Carlos Zamora Perez, at Nuestra Señora de la Victoria Church in Santiago. The work was commissioned by the Choir of San Sebastian University to be performed in the annual Christmas Concert.
Thomas Simaku’s music was featured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
https://www.amu.cz/en on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.