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A CELEBRATION OF THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SCENE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

19 COMPOSERS

7 US/NY PREMIERES

4 NATIONS OF THE UK

January 12, 2018

8:00

Concert 1: 21st Century United Kingdom

Mark Bowden:    Five Memos (US Premiere)

Philip Cashian:   Music for the Night Sky  (US Premiere)

Tom Coult:          Etudes (US Premiere)

Deirdre Gribbin: Are you the dream catcher? (US Premiere)

Ken Hesketh:     Threats and Declamation (NY Premiere)

Anna Meredith: Railgun (US Premiere)

Mark Simpson:  Darkness Moves (US Premiere)

An entire concert of US and NY premieres of 21st century works by UK composers who have had little to no exposure in the United States.

January 13, 2018

4:00 PM

Concert 2: The Giants

Harrison Birtwistle:       Harrison's Clocks

Benjamin Britten:          Night Piece (Notturno)

Peter Maxwell Davies: Piano Sonata

Lost Dog’s powerhouse pianist Jacob Rhodebeck performs works by the ‘Big Three’ of British music, including a very rare performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’ virtuosic Sonata.    

January 13, 2018

8:00 PM

Concert 3: Common Tongues

Sarah Moyer, Soprano

Silas Huff, conductor

Julian Anderson:  Seadrift

Richard Barrett:   Charon

Anna Clyne:          1987

Tansy Davies:       Grind Show (unplugged)

James Dillon:        Evening Rain

Helen Grime:        Three Whistler Miniatures

Colin Matthews:  Moto Perpetuo

Thea Musgrave:  Canta, Canta!

Martin Suckling: Visiones After Goya

Featuring works by more established UK composers, spanning ages 36 to 90, who are nevertheless underrepresented in the US.

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The Concerts

TIckets for each concert are $20.

All concerts take place at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, Manhattan  VIEW MAP

The Composers