What's On 2017

Ed Hughes: Synchphonia launch

Ed has been working with colleagues at the University of Sussex to launch a new App for ensemble music making using networked iPads. Synchphonia was developed with primary school students in Southover School Orchestra in Lewes and will be available in the App store. Website here

Madeleine Mitchell: World Premiere and new website

Violinist Madeleine Mitchell gave the world premiere performance of a Violin Sonata by Grace Williams (1930-1938) at the Women's Work in Music International Conference in Bangor on 7 September 2017. Mitchell discovered the manuscript last year at the Welsh Music Information Centre. Full details here. Madeleine's new website is now online here

Elgar / Payne: Symphony No. 3 - BBC Proms

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari performed Anthony Payne's completion of Elgar's Symphony No. 3 at the BBC Proms on 21 August 2017. Full details including 'listen again' here

John Casken: Kokoshka's Doll - world premiere

Expressionist painter Oskar Kokoshka's life-size doll of his former lover Alma Mahler is the inspiration for John Casken's 'Kokoshka's Doll' with text by Barry Millington, to be premiered by Counterpoise with Sir John Tomlinson, bass, and Rozanna Madylus, mezzo soprano at the Cheltenham Festival, Deal Festival and Buxton Festival in July. 'Kokoshka's Doll' evokes the passions unleashed by the affair and the traumas the artist suffered in the First World War.

Ed Hughes: Robot Opera, Brighton: Symphony of a City; Cuckmere project

Ed Hughes's Robot Opera, written for two robots in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sussex, premiered on 15 June and is featured in the i newspaper. Ed's 'Brighton: Symphony of a City', premiered at the 2016 Brighton Festival, will be shown as part of the Sussex Community Festival on 25 June and the Orchestra of Sound and Light are on the road with a series of workshops with filmmaker Cesca Eaton exploring new music by Ed Hughes and silent film footage by Cesca Eaton inspired by Cuckmere Haven.

Selected Concerts from September 2017 (previous concerts here

20 September 2017: John Casken Misted Land (world premiere, clarinet quintet), Wigmore Hall, Nash Ensemble

2 November 2017: Robert Saxton Music to Celebrate the Resurrection, Oxford Philharmonic, cond Marios Papadopoulos