Thomas Simaku Performance at Hull 2017 – City of Culture

Thomas Simaku’s ‘Solar' for Trumpet, Violin & Piano will be performed at Middleton Hall of the University of Hull on 3rd February, in their opening concert of spring 2017 series, which includes works by Arvo Pärt and Sibelius.

Performed by Simon Desbruslais, Fenella Humphrey and Libby Burgess, ‘Solar’ is based on Philip Larkin’s well-known poem of the same title. ‘In no way programmatic, the piece could be described as a “wordless setting” of Larkin’s imagery, freely interpreting these imageries by composing and re-composing them’.

The world premiere was given by the Portumnus Ensemble at Middleton Hall in 2013, followed by a performance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which was covered by the local BBC News. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-21725801

Details of the performance can be found here: https://culturenet.co.uk/events/fenella-humphreys-and-libby-burgess-masterclass

(11 Jan 2017)

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