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The Galliard Ensemble at Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2018

The Galliard Ensemble at Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2018

The Hertfordshire Festival of Music presents a week of concerts and events place between June 10 and 16, inspired by the theme 'The Music of Fantasy, Folklore and Fable'. On Friday 15th June the Galliard Ensemble and actor Matthew Sharp perform a dramatisation of James Francis Brown's Heralds Of Good Fortune.
Premiere performance of Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Premiere performance of Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales

As part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales's 90th birthday celebrations during 2018, the orchestra's concert on 28th March will includes two world premieres, each written by a welsh composer. Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto has been written for BBC NOW Principal Clarinet, Robert Plane and Guto Puw’s Camouflage: a BBC Radio 3 and Ty Cerdd Commission.
Midnight’s Children – premiere recording

Midnight’s Children – premiere recording

On September 12th and 13th, Robert Plane, Ittai Shapira and BBC National Orchestra of Wales make the premiere recording of ‘Midnight’s Children’, a double concerto for violin and clarinet by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira.

This composition is inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children, which examines questions of loss and political violence.   Read more

Rowland to play 1736 ‘ex-Rode’ Guarneri del Gesu

Rowland to play 1736 ‘ex-Rode’ Guarneri del Gesu

Rowland - pictured above with the Guarneri del Gesu - says:

"I am delighted, excited and honoured to be given this beautiful violin on loan from the Dutch Musical Instrument Foundation. It's the 1736 'ex-Rode' Guarneri del Gesu. It's a violin with an incredible history and I'm hugely looking forward to discovering all the secrets hidden within! My big thanks to Frits Schutte and to all at the foundation for making this possible!"

Two world premieres and two exciting concerts

Two world premieres and two exciting concerts

The Ferio Saxophone Quartet perform ‘Best of British’ on Sunday 23 April at 3.00pm at St John’s Smith Square, London, as part of their St John’s Young Artists’ Scheme Award. Featuring works by Edward Elgar, Gary Carpenter, Michael Nyman and Will Gregory, their programme opens with William Byrd’s Ave Verum Coprus, considered by many to be Byrd’s finest work.

‘Best of British’ also features two world premieres: Read more