John’s new Concertante Variations (Presteigne Concerto), for Wind Quintet, Timpani and Strings, has been commissioned by the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts and receives its first performance on 27 August by Joanna Shaw (flute), Helen Barker (oboe), Catriona Scott (clarinet), Thomas Oxley (bassoon), Laura Llewellyn-Jones (horn), Chris Brannick (timpani) with the Presteigne Festival Orchestra, conducted by… Continue reading Presteigne Concerto première
The Burning of the Leaves a setting of a late poem by Laurence Binyon, was commissioned by the Fourth Triennial Weekend of English Song at Ludlow. Unfortunately, its originally scheduled first performance by James Rutherford, had to be cancelled due to illness. The performance took place on 5 June 2011 as part of ‘Celebrating English Song’, to be held at Tardebigge… Continue reading New vocal work – two world premières!
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November 24, 2011 Geerhallen Norrköping Sweden Piano Concerto Fredrik Ullén (Piano) Norrköping Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins Read a review in Swedish of Piano Concerto