Music of Today

The culminating concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Music of Today series, the prestigious Composers' Academy, in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society, presents world premieres from three emerging composers – Lisa Illean, Gareth Moorcraft, and Donghoon Shin – performed under the baton of Patrick Bailey. Over the course of the year the composers have worked closely with Philharmonia Orchestra musicians, the conductor, visiting composers and Music of Today Artistic Director Unsuk Chin. All three composers were winners of the 2016 RPS Composition Prizes (supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation, Delius Trust, The Radcliffe Trust and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation).

Moorcraft Reflections (after Gibbons) (world premiere)
Illean Januaries (world premiere)
Shin The Hunter's Funeral for Ensemble (world premiere)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Patrick Bailey conductor


Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 6pm | Royal Festival Hall, London (details here)


This Composers' Academy concert is being recorded for release on NMC Recordings. In partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Society we will be making these available on our label, available to download from our website and internationally via online stores and streaming platforms.

This is an exciting opportunity to hear the work of the newest generation of composers in the UK today.


Unsuk Chin

The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Composers Academy is supported by:

Composers’ Academy partner in Leicester

We are grateful to the following for their support: The Boltini Trust, The Leche Trust, RVW Trust


Royal Philharmonic Society is grateful for the support of Britten-Pears Foundation, Delius Trust, Radcliffe Trust and Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation