spnm celebrates its 60th birthday with a season that features both its past and its future, inviting back more than 10 former Vice Presidents, Artistic Directors and associated composers to curate individual events, workshops and talks that reflect their experiences of spnm and their diverse visions of a musical future. Programming emerging composers with Knights of the Realm in events across the nation, with styles ranging from jazz crossover to the avant garde, spnm's season promotes new music for all.
4 April 2003, 7.30pm (NB: not 9
Guy Newbury May*** (spnm shorlisted
plus works for organ by Lutyens, Sherlaw Johnson and Maxwell Davies
BBC invitation concert of new choral works to celebrate spnm's 60th birthday, curated by Robert Saxton (first performed by spnm in 1972). The BBC Singers, conducted by Nicholas Kok, present a programme that juxtaposes spnm composers past and present, with former spnm presidents Vaughan Williams, Britten and Maconchy standing alongside Robert Saxton's pick of the current shortlist. The programme also celebrates spnm's involvement in music education, with works by some of Britain's most celebrated composition teachers. Join us to rejoice in 60 years of choral writing.
Tickets free (subject to capacity), available by calling , emailing or online at www.bbc.co.uk/tickets
1 June 2003
Deirdre Gribbin will be spnm's Artistic Director for 2003-04. This concert features the her Venus Blazing, commissioned by Northern Sinfonia, plus new works for chamber ensemble by spnm shortlisted composers Raymond Yiu, Robert Howard and Adrian Bamford . There will also be an afternoon workshop of the spnm shortlisted works.
21 June 2003
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Songs Before Sleep
Box Office: 020 7377 1362
Concerts of new works for chamber orchestra
15 October 2003, 6pm
Early evening concert of new works for string quartet prior to the world premiere of Maxwell Davies' new Naxos Quartet No.1.
Box Office: 020 7935 2141
4 December 2003
A concert of new ensemble works and works for voice and guitar.
collaborations with: the Michael Nyman Band (curated by Michael Nyman), the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Ann McKay), and spnm's own Premiere Crew (Stephen Montague)
and events curated by: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Judith Weir, Michael Rosas Cobian and Alexander Goehr
Click here to see Steve Martland's season in 2001/2002
Click here to see Steve Martland's season in 2000/2001
Click here for details of Joanna MacGregor's season in 1999/2000