News of Another Richard Blackford Première

In addition to the 2019 performances of “Pietá” – Richard’s setting of the Stabat Mater – already announced, we thought you would like to know that 2019 will see the première of another new piece from composer Richard Blackford.

Prom 35 – 13th August 2019

Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is the inspiration for a new work commissioned from 14 living composers as a special birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins, who turns 60 on the day of the concert. The featured composers are Kalevi Aho, Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Richard Blackford, Gavin Bryars, Brett Dean, Dai Fujikura, Wim Henderickx, Colin Matthews, Anthony Payne, John Pickard, David Sawer, Iris ter Schiphorst & Judith Weir

Elgar’s original set also features, as do Vaughan Williams’s exquisite Serenade to Music and Brahms’s ‘Little Requiem’, the Song of Destiny.

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 – and televised on BBC Four on Sunday 8 September 2019.

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