36. Future Song: Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Ross Griffey, Martin Suckling & Stephen Newbould
18 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:00
- Cheryl Frances-Hoad (Composer)
- Ross Griffey (Composer)
- Martin Suckling (Composer)
- Stephen Newbould (Speaker)
Composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Ross Griffey and Martin Suckling, all of whom have newly-commissioned works being premiered in the Festival, take part in a discussion led by Stephen Newbould, CEO of Spitalfields Music and formerly of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. They discuss their own work, but also wider questions of style, perception and reception of new music and song in particular.
Cheryl Frances-Hoad's new work Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be peformed this evening at 5.45pm in the Museum of Natural History, with the Gildas Quartet and soprano Carola Darwin. Full details here.
Martin Suckling's new cycle The Tuning will be performed by Marta Fontanals Simmons and Christopher Glynn on Saturday 19 October. Full details here.
Ross Griffey's new work will be performed by Nicholas Mogg and Christopher Glynn on Monday 21 October. Full details here.
Cheryl Frances-Hoad's new setting of Baudelaire, Une Charogne, will be performed by Jess Dandy and Sholto Kynoch on Wednesday 23 October. Full details here.
ComposerCheryl Frances-Hoad was born in Essex in 1980 and received her musical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the University of Cambridge (where she was awarded a double 1st for her BA in Music and a distinction for her MPhil in Composition) and Kings College London (PhD, Composition). Her music has been described as “like a declaration of faith in the eternal verities of composition” (The Times), with “a voice overflowing not only with ideas, but also with the discipline and artistry necessary to harness them” (The ... Read Full Biography
ComposerAmerican composer Ross S. Griffey is the recipient of several national and regional awards, including an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, first prize in the Voices of Change/ Dallas Symphony Orchestra Texas Young Composers Project, and winner of the New York Composers Circle Competition. Recent and notable performances of his work include the premiere of Essay, for orchestra, by the Juilliard Orchestra and Jeffrey Milarsky; a staged version of Three Whitman Songs, for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, by the Secret Opera; and a per... Read Full Biography
ComposerMartin Suckling was born in Glasgow in 1981. After spending his teenage years performing in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and in ceilidh bands around Scotland, Suckling studied music at Clare College Cambridge and King’s College London. He was a Paul Mellon Fellow at Yale University from 2003-5, undertook doctoral research at the Royal Academy of Music, and subsequently became a Stipendiary Lecturer in Music at Somerville College, Oxford. His teachers include George Benjamin, Robin Holloway, Paul Patterson, Martin Bre... Read Full Biography
SpeakerStephen served as the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) from 2001 – 2016. Under his leadership BCMG premiered over 100 new works and toured world-wide. He is an Honorary Fellow of Birmingham Conservatoire, an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2011 received the RPS Award for Services to Contemporary Music in the UK. From 2017, he has been the Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music.
This event is part of a series:
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