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21st London New Wind Festival - brand new music for winds

When
Friday November 16, 2018 at 19:30
Where
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army), London
Tickets
£8 or £5 concessions (over 60/ unemployed/ students)
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Going in Circles, for piccolo and piano - Fabian Svensson
  2. Julian's Solace, for wind quintet - Tim Ambler
  3. Winds, for wind quintet - Arygyro Koliogiorgi
  4. Excerpts from Word Chimes in the Wind, for wind quintet - Anthony Gilbert
  5. In the Olden Style, for wind quintet - Edward Nesbit
  6. New work for solo piano - Michiko Shimanuki
  7. Br'exit' - improvisation for wind ensemble - Catherine Pluygers
  8. Its soul of music shed, for horn and narrator - Douglas Hedwig
  9. Neon for clarinet and piano - Dorothee Eberhardt

The first London New Wind Festival was held in 1998 and comprised of three concerts of contemporary music held in the British Music Information Centre. Prior to that Catherine Pluygers and Jonathan Lindridge ran the New Wind Symphony Orchestra which gave its debut in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1985. The aims of the orchestra were to introduce unknown and new works to the general public and to research and promote neglected and new works for the wind orchestra.

The wind festival developed as a more flexible approach to achieving those same aims and objectives. In this concert the compositions by Fabian Svensson, Arygyro Koliogiorgi and Dorothee Eberhardt will be UK premiers. The composition by Douglas Hedwig will be a European premier and that of Michiko Shimanuki will be a world premier.

The festival reflects the wide interest of its director, Catherine Pluygers. For the last two year it has added improvisation concerts to the main core of classical contemporary concerts for wind chamber ensembles. They have also promoted new music for wind symphony orchestras, new music for brass ensembles and new music by women composers.

Funding for the festival comes from the Holst Foundation; Hinrichson Foundation; Leche Trust; PRS Foundation for New Music and the Pam Main Arts Trust.


Venue
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army)
275 Oxford Street
London
London
W1C 2DJ
England
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