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.
NMC ON TOUR 2019
16 January | 7.30pm | Royal Festival Hall, London | London Philharmonic Orchestra: Here and Now
A powerful programme of premieres conducted by Marin Alsop, including Helen Grime’s Percussion Concerto performed by percussion phenomenon Colin Currie. Musical history in the making: you heard it here first.
Programme: Arne Gieshoff Burr (world premiere) | Erkki-Sven Tüür Solastalgia for piccolo and orchestra (UK premiere) | Helen Grime Percussion Concerto (world premiere) | Louis Andriessen Agamemnon (European premiere) | Anders Hillborg Sound Atlas (world premiere) Tickets
13 February | 1pm | Wigmore Hall, London | Britten Sinfonia
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 7.30pm | The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester | Hallé
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 | venue and time tbc | London
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
more dates coming soon...
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