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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Memorial service for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

5:14, 8th June 2016

An official memorial for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who died on 14 March, will take place at St John’s Smith Square on 27 June.

‘Max: A Celebration’ will feature musical performances and spoken tributes, providing an opportunity for friends, colleagues and the general public to pay their respects to the composer.

The programme will include works by the composer including Seven Brightnesses, Lullabye for Lucy and Farewell to Stromness, as well as a previously unheard string quartet movement.

Performers include Centre for Young Musicians Chamber Choir conducted by Lynda Richardson, the Behn Quartet and clarinettist Charlie Dale-Harris, and speakers include Royal Opera House music director Antonio Pappano, composers Robert Saxton, Sally Beamish and Alexander Goehr, actor Andrew Branch and architect Giuseppe Rebecchini.

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance.

Other forthcoming events in memory of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies include ‘Remembering Max’, featuring the composer’s works for the schools and choirs of Orkney (18 September, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall), and English Chamber Orchestra’s ‘A Concert for Max’ (4 November, Kings Place).

www.sjss.org.uk/events/max-celebration

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