Christmas Event - Riley, Holst, McCabe Album Launch
15 December 2017

Gallery CafeOn Tuesday 12 December we welcomed NMC friends and industry colleagues to the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green for our annual Friends event/office-warming party.

With a mincepie and a glass of wine in hand, our guests were welcomed by our Executive Director Anne Rushton, who highlighted key events and acheivements in 2017 (see our Roundup of 2017 blog), and the launch of our education resources for schools. Anne also announced our first releases in 2018, which include Next Wave 2 (pre-order available here), and albums from Brian Ferneyhough, Philip Venables and Andrew Hamilton.






Rebecca HepplewhiteThe first performance of the night was of Colin Riley's lyric piece Something In Our Minds Will Always Stay from his recent release on NMC, Shenanigans, expertly played by cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite. Christopher Fox then talked to Colin Riley about his influences and compositional style and you can listen to the full interview (complete with the party 'ambience'!) below.









The second performance of the night was from Retorica (Philippa Mo and Harriet Mackenzie) who played John McCabe's Spielend from their portrait disc on NMC (available here). It was followed by Colin Matthews in conversation with Christopher Austin to discuss John McCabe's latest release on NMC, Silver Nocturnes, as well as Imogen Holst's legacy album String Chamber Music.













Next Wave 2 composer Robin Haigh with RAM students, Joshua Hickins and Thomas Jones


NMC trustee Jackie Newbould with Harriet Mackenzie and Monica McCabe


NMC's Label Assistant Rachel Wilmot and Development Assistant Lucile Gasser



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