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[Premiere of <em>Dast be Dast</em> in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 2014]
Premiere of Dast be Dast in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 2014

21st January 2015

Ambache Charitable Trust supports international commission from Sadie Harrison

We are delighted to announce that a substantial international commission by Sadie Harrison has been supported by a generous grant from the Ambache Charitable Trust. The piece is to be titled Afghanistan: This Theatre of Heaven (The Light Garden of

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[Ed Hughes with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photo: Mark Allan]
Ed Hughes with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photo: Mark Allan

3rd December 2014

BASCA award to Hughes for Chaconne for Jonathan Harvey

Congratulations to Ed Hughes, who has won the Liturgical category of the BASCA Awards for his composition Chaconne for Jonathan Harvey for solo organ.

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[Photo: Katie Vandyck]
Photo: Katie Vandyck

28th November 2014

Saxton at PLG Young Artists 2015 Series

UYMP congratulates Robert Saxton on his selection as the featured composer of the first concert in the PLG Young Artists New Year Series 2015. The five concerts will be launched on Monday 5th January, by a pre-concert conversation between Thomas Hyde and Robert Saxton, at 6.15pm in the Purcell

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24th November 2014

Evis Sammoutis elected to AEC Council

Evis Sammoutis has been elected as one of three new council members of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires/Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC Council).

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20th November 2014

UYMP wins Arts Council grant to support emerging composers

Emerging composers and performers are set to benefit after the University of York Music Press (UYMP) secured a grant from Arts Council England to establish a new support project.

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19th November 2014

Simaku in Beijing and London

Thomas Simaku's work for solo piano The Flight of the Eagle will receive its Chinese premiere in Beijing, performed by York alumnus Joseph Houston as part of the 'International Music Week' at Beijing Normal University on 26th November 2014.

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[Dr K Sextet at the Pierrot Project Exhibition, 17th October 2014]
Dr K Sextet at the Pierrot Project Exhibition, 17th October 2014

13th November 2014

Sadie Harrison's 'Aster' in Pierrot Project concert exhibition

On Friday 21st November, Sadie Harrison's 1995 work Aster features in a launch concert and exhibition for The Pierrot Project.

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[Ed Hughes. Photo: Katie Vandyck]
Ed Hughes. Photo: Katie Vandyck

20th October 2014

Ed Hughes work shortlisted for BASCA British Composer Award

Ed Hughes's Chaconne for Jonathan Harvey for solo organ has been shortlisted for a British Composer's Award in the Liturgical category.

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[Bernard Rands]
Bernard Rands

15th October 2014

Bernard Rands concert and seminar in Sheffield

George Nicholson, Reader in Composition at the University of Sheffield's Music Department, is hosting a visit to Sheffield by Sheffield-born composer Bernard Rands, in honour of Rands' 80th birthday. The visit starts with a research seminar on his music on the morning of Wednesday 5th November (10am) at the Department of Music, and culminates in an evening concert in Firth Hall on Sunday 9th November at 7.45pm with the Sheffield University New Music Ensemble. A pre-concert talk/conversation

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[Catherine Pluygers, Festival Director]
Catherine Pluygers, Festival Director

10th October 2014

17th London New Wind Festival

The 17th London New Wind Festival brings us another year of birthday celebrations, on Wednesday 22nd October, at 7.30pm. Composers Anthony Gilbert and Jeremy Dale Roberts, who have turned 80 this year, and Evis Sammoutis, who was 35 in May, are programmed in the 'Birthday Composers and Friends' concert at Regent's Hall,

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[<em>Sen no ongaku</em>, ALCD-1]
Sen no ongaku, ALCD-1

13th August 2014

Kondo's Sen no ongaku (Linear Music) - new CD and book

40 years on, Jo Kondo's very first LP album, Sen no ongaku (Linear Music), initially released in 1974, has been re-mastered to CD by ALM Records, Tokyo. In conjunction with the CD, Kondo's first book of the same title,

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[National Youth Choir of Great Britain]
National Youth Choir of Great Britain

5th August 2014

'Europa: Incognito' - National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Thomas Simaku's Three Albanian Folk Songs will be performed by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain in a programme entitled 'Europa: Incognito - an exploration of music from Estonia, Norway, Albania, Sweden, Bulgaria and Ireland, as well as works from closer to home' on 11th August at Tonbridge School Chapel

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