Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Easter music

Interesting forthcoming gigs:

  • PIEDNU in Le Havre (Now how long should it take to get there in April? Nice drive to Portsmouth then direct on a wonderful ferry - almost, but some serious overnight journeys so...it's train to London, London to Paris and Paris to Le Havre which takes literally all day). But I have half a concert at this wonderful festival. 
  • Sound Junction 2014. April 2 - 4. I am really excited about this year's festival as we have a host of home-grown works to present. Whilst this may not guarantee a national audience (no reason though why it shouldn't), I hope as many students will come and support their friends, many of which will be presenting their work publicly for the first time. My own work 'The Battle' gets an airing on the 4th. 
  • With a warm up on the 14th March in Leeds at IFimPaC. 
  • I am really looking forward to the 11th May when the University of Sheffield Symphony Orchestra will play Elgar, Finzi and Vaughan Williams 'Sinfonia Antartica' under my creaky baton. Elgar's 'Cockaigne' is conducted by Tim Walker (third year undergraduate) and the Finzi 'Dies Natalis' is sung by the wonderful Ella Taylor (first year undergraduate). If there are any prospective students reading this blog, not many other universities in the country offer these kind of opportunities so early on in your student lifetime. Come to Sheffield!