NMC celebrates its 30th Anniversary

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations we are partnering with a number of organisations/venues around the British Isles to get involved with key concerts they are producing, that tie to composers and artists featured in the NMC catalogue.

Look out for us at events across the country where we will be introducing audiences to what we do at NMC, plus selling CDs, hosting composer signings, and handing out limited edition merchandise freebies (cassettes, microcloths, badges).

**In some cases NMC staff will not be in attendence, but we will make sure concert hall shops have CDs and merchandise in stock**



13 February | 1pm | Wigmore Hall, London | Britten Sinfonia  **NMC in attendance**

Edmund Finnis’s music displays a fascination with sound and melodic patterns, and his new chamber work promises to intrigue. The programme traces chamber music’s roots back to Bach’s diverse exploration of the sonata form in Violin Sonata No. 1, via Martinu’s kaleidoscopic trio sonata.

Programme: JS Bach Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor BWV1014 | Leoš Janáček Pohádka | Olivier Messiaen Le merle noir |
Edmund Finnis New work (world première) | Bohuslav Martinů Sonata for flute, violin and piano Tickets

28 February I 8pm | New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall | RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra **visit the concert hall shop**

The opening concert of New Music Dublin 2019 will premiere major new works by two of Ireland’s most accomplished composers Jennifer Walshe & David Fennessy - both strikingly original and both performing live on stage - with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets

28 February I 7.30pm | The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester | Hallé  **visit the concert hall shop**

Following the successful premiere of John Casken’s Oboe Concerto in 2014, the series of commissions for Hallé wind soloists continues with Madonna of Silence, written for the Hallé’s Principal Trombone, Katy Jones. John Casken’s craftsmanship, musical imagination and mastery of instrumental writing will doubtlessly thrill and inspire.

Programme: Mozart Symphony No.31, ‘Paris’ | John Casken Madonna of Silence (trombone concerto) World Premiere | Prokofiev Symphony No.5 Tickets

8 April | 7.30pm | Crypt on the Green, London | Riot Ensemble  **NMC in attendance**

An album launch concert to celebrate the release of Riot Ensemble's Speak, be Silent, out on HCR (distributed by NMC Recordings). Riot Ensemble artists will play solo works by each of the composers represented on the CD: Rebecca Saunders, Liza Lim, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Mirela Ivičevič, and Chaya Czernowin. More info

2 May | all day | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham  ** NMC in attendance**

Relaunching the Conservatoire's label Birmingham Record Label, now distributed by NMC Recordings with concerts featuring music by Ed Bennett, Sean Clancy, Andy Ingamells, Michael Wolters. More info

13 May I 7.30pm | Cadogan Hall, London | Kensington Symphony Orchestra  **NMC in attendance***

Lyadov The Enchanted Lake, Huw Watkins Symphony, Sibelius Four Legends from the Kalevala More info

5-7 July I all day | South Bank Centre, London I Various Artists | FREE   ** NMC in attendance**

New Music Biennial Festival - a unique snapshot of contemporary music in the UK across all genres from classical to world music, jazz, folk and electronic More info

12-13 July | all day | Venues across Hull City Centre | I Various Artists | FREE  **visit the volunteer information station**

New Music Biennial Festival - a unique snapshot of contemporary music in the UK across all genres from classical to world music, jazz, folk and electronic More info

25 September | 7:30pm | St James's Church, Piccadilly, London | I Project40 Ensemble

Michael Karcher-Young conducts the Project40 Ensemble, with soloist Roderick Williams.

Programme: Joshua Ballance 'Mere Ripples' world premiere Holloway Showpiece Tippet Tempest Suite (baritone - Roderick Williams) | Schreker Chamber Symphony Tickets

3 October | 7pm | Austrian Cultural Forum, London | I Goldfield Ensemble | FREE   ** NMC in attendance**

Please join Erika Fox, NMC Recordings and members of the renowned Goldfield Ensemble for live chamber music and conversation, celebrating the launch of Fox's acclaimed debut album on the day of her 83rd birthday. More info

22 October | 7pm | City, University of London | Ian Pace | FREE   ** NMC in attendance **

Ian Pace performs Sam Hayden's 40-minute cycle for solo piano, Becomings (Das Werden), a kaleidoscopic work springing from the philosophical sense of 'becoming', dating back to Heraclitus and his concept of a world in constant change, besides Hayden's approach to musical transformations and points of arrival and departure.

Programme: Robert Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6 | Sam Hayden, Becomings (Das Werden) I-VII Tickets

9 November | 7:30pm | King's Place, London | Venus Unwrapped | London Sinfonietta

Tansy Davies has established herself as a highly individual voice in new music today. Her musical constructions are built from the materials of the modern past – of classical, contemporary and rock – fused with influences from art, architecture and ritual. This concert includes music by Naomi Pinnock and Clara Iannotta – composers whom Davies is drawn to. The evening also features the world premiere of a new work by Tansy Davies for ensemble and vocalist (Elaine Mitchener) co-commissioned by the London Sinfonietta and Kings Place.
Programme: Tansy Davies grind show - Undertow  - Loophole - saltbox - new work (world premiere) - neon | Naomi Pinnock Everything does change | Clara Iannotta Al di la del bianco  Tickets
13 December | 8:00pm | King's Place, London | Venus Unwrapped | Juliet Fraser soprano | Explore Ensemble
Explore Ensemble celebrates the music of Kaija Saariaho and Rebecca Saunders in a double portrait concert complimented by a recent work of Joanna Bailie which features on her NMC Debut Disc, Artificial Environments.
Programme: Joanna Bailie Artificial Environments Nos.1-5 |  Rebecca Saunders O, Yes & I - Shadow | Kaija Saariaho Je sens un deuxième coeur - NoaNoa - Figura  Tickets


more dates coming soon...


Anniversary Merchandise

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30th Annniversary 4 magnet pack £3.50add to cart

(Magnets 25mm square)