Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Inaugural Illuminate concert series announced

11:58, 2nd March 2018

The Illuminate 2018 concert series, which promotes music by women, will launch in London on 8 March.

The concert series will then visit Oxford, Stafford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Oxford, Liverpool and Nottingham before then returning to London.

The concerts will feature works by Morfydd Owen (1891-1918), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Amy Beach (1867- 1944), Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Louise Marie Simon (aka Claude Arrieu) (1903-1990), and Clara Schumann (1819-1896), as well as new works by Angela Elizabeth Slater, Gemma McGregor, Blair Boyd, Sarah Westwood and Carol Jones.

These contemporary women composers have written several pieces for performers Késia Decoté (piano), Cassie Matthews (Classical guitar), Sabina Virtosu (violin) and Gemma McGregor (shakuhachi and flute).

The first five concerts of the series are as follows:


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