Thomas Simaku Performance at Hull 2017 – City of Culture
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.
Performed by Simon Desbruslais, Fenella Humphrey and Libby Burgess, ‘Solar’ is based on Philip Larkin’s well-known poem of the same title. ‘In no way programmatic, the piece could be described as a “wordless setting” of Larkin’s imagery, freely interpreting these imageries by composing and re-composing them’.
The world premiere was given by the Portumnus Ensemble at Middleton Hall in 2013, followed by a performance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which was covered by the local BBC News.
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.
The University of York invites applications for PhD research in any area of Music. A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.