Friday 17 May 2013

22 May: Luke Bedford premieres

Luke Bedford (c) Ben Ealovga
Luke Bedford
(c) Ben Ealovga
Luke Bedford's new piece Renewal will be performed twice by the London Sinfonietta at the concert on May 22 at the Purcell Room on London's South Bank. In between the two performances Bedford will talk about the work, giving the audience insight into the work before they are able to hear it again. I wish that more premieres were like this. (In an ideal world we'd be issued with free scores beforehand too!). Also in the programme will be the UK premiere of Bedford's Wonderful no-headed nightingale in its version for ensemble as well as Gerard Grisey's Periodes from Le espaces acoustiques. Bedford won the Royal Philharmonic Composition Prize in 2000 for composers under 29 and was the Wigmore Hall's first ever composer in residence. Further information about the London Sinfonietta concert from the South Bank Centre website.

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