Cambridge Music Festival 09

I’m having pieces performed at three concerts in the Cambridge Music Festival this November.

Firstly, John McMunn, Alec Frank-Gemmill and Matthew Schellhorn will give the premiere of my Keats setting Unbidden Visions, for tenor, horn and piano, on Thursday November 12th.

Then Lesley-Jane Rogers will perform The She Wolf in a late-night concert on Thursday 19th.

And finally, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet will perform my String Quartet, written for them and premered last year, on November 24th.

I’m also giving a recital of Faure’s extraordinary late Nocturnes, with poetry from Gerard Manley Hopkins and others, read by Michael Hurley, on Monday 16th at 10pm.

Matthew Schellhorn premiere

Matthew Schellhorn will be giving the premiere of a short piano piece I wrote for him last summer, fleeting… in Bangor on 14 February. It will be played as part of a wonderful programme including music by Messiaen, Dutilleux, Ravel, and Colin Riley in the Powis Hall, Bangor University.

Matthew is currently planning to record fleeting… along with The Will of the Tones, which was also written for him, and a selection of my other solo piano and chamber music, on a CD to be released next year.

Music by Jeremy Thurlow