Concerts and events

Severnside New Music Festival 2016 

Severnside composers performing and directing their own music

Bristol Music Club St. Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP

Friday 21 October 7.30pm

Thomas Merton, Shakespeare, eco-poems and non-sense verse, set to music by James D’Angelo, Jolyon Laycock, Sulyen Caradon and Julian Dale, plus piano music by Steven Kings and Raymond Warren.

Saturday 22 October 

Conference 10.00am-4.00pm

...Boulez is dead ? Boulez lives on…

Celebrated French composer and musician Pierre Boulez died in Jan-uary. In a series of talks and open seminars, leading West-Country composers discuss his influence on their music and on the state of con-temporary classical music today. 

(See SCA website for timetable)

Saturday 22 October 7.30pm

Music for wind instruments, guitar and piano by Gilbert Biberian, Frank Harvey, Clement Jewitt, Blasio Kavuma, David Simmonds & Tim Warren..

St. Cecilia’s Day Concert
Madeleine Mitchell - violin
Geoffrey Poole - piano

St George’s, Great George Street, (off Park Street) Bristol, BS1 5RR
Tuesday 22 November 2016 7.30pm

…One of Britain's liveliest musical forces, the indefatigably adventurous violinist, Madeleine Mitchell. Richard Morrison, the Times

A violinist in a million,…staggering virtuosity and unparalleled musicianship.
Michael Tumelty, Glasgow Herald

Last year the celebrated international violinist Madeleine Mitchell invited SCA composers to write for her. So many outstanding works were received, in such a rich and fascinating range of musical styles that she and pianist Geoffrey Poole agreed to give two programmes. Following their memorable first visit in April, they return to play Olivier Messiaen’s impressionistic Variations, as well as works by Raymond Warren and Steven Kings, and the world premiere of Jolyon Laycock’s violin sonata The Persistence of Memory inspired by a painting by Salvador Dali - a new programme that promi-ses to be as inspirational as their first.

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