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US Premiere for Martin Suckling’s Visiones

The Locrian Chamber Players will give the first North American performance of Martin Suckling’s Visiones (after Goya) alongside works by Elliott Carter, Derek Bermel and others on 26 August 2016 in the neo-Gothic splendour of Upper Manhattan’s Riverside Church.

Commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival in 2015, Suckling’s Visiones was premiered by Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), and Mark Simpson (clarinet). It has subsequently been performed on tour by Dark Inventions as part of their ‘From Score to Sound‘ project.

Martin Suckling takes up his Philip Leverhulme Prize in September, during which he will compose a Flute Concerto for Katherine Bryan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and a new work for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, among other projects.

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