Here at UYMP we are very pleased to announce that on the 10th of November, Luís Tinoco’s work Short Cuts (f) was performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Additionally, on the 25th of November, the Madeira Classical Orchestra, conducted by Pedro Neves, will present a concert, dedicated to Tinoco’s work.
Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 20th November 2017. The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by King’s College Director of Music Stephen Cleobury. For full details, please follow the link:
UYMP is delighted that Ed Hughes’ The Feast That Went Off With A Bang has been shortlisted in the Amateur/Young Performer section of the 2017 BASCA Awards. Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group as one of ten ‘Snappy Operas’, a nationwide project to make opera with young people aged 7-11, the work is written for children’s voices, clarinet, horn and piano, with libretto by Peter Cant. It is based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage. The UK premiere, given by Gosforth CE Primary School, took place on March 24th 2017 at Whitehaven Civic Hall, followed by performances at Bury St Edmunds, Launceston, Great Yarmouth and Whitley Bay.
Within this article, Ivan Moody states that 'the impact of minimalism in Portugal has barely been studied; the establishment and subsequent institutionalisation of post-serial and other avant-garde thinking meant that approaches to other kinds of modernism – and whether or not ostensibly postmodernist approaches could be included in such categories – only gradually came to be employed, during the course of the 1990s. This article discusses the work of four composers, Luís Tinoco, Nuno Côrte-Real, Eugénio Rodrigues and Tiago Cutileiro, as part of this context.'
Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, will receive its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.The work will be performed by Egli Prifti, who has focused on Simaku’s works as part of his doctoral programme.
We are delighted to announce the Prima Facie release of Return of the Nightingales: Music for Solo Piano (PFCD072), featuring eight world premiere recordings of solo piano works by Sadie Harrison, composed between 2012 and 2017. The CD will be released on 17 November 2017.