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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Works for BSO Composers’ Day 2017 revealed

10:51, 19th December 2016

The 12 works selected for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Composers’ day have been revealed.

The successful compositions will be performed and discussed in workshops on the day, which will take place at the Lighthouse, Poole on 18 February.

The six orchestral scores to be performed by the full BSO, conducted by BSO Leverhulme young conductor in association Victor Aviat, are:

  • William Cole – The Bells of Lubeck
  • Igor Maia – Iami
  • Alex Paxton – Spake
  • Sophya Polevaya – Circus Calliope
  • Jack Sheen – Roland plays with a mobile
  • Angela Slater – Roil in Stillness

The six ensemble scores which will be performed by Kokoro, conducted by Mark Forkgen, Kokoro’s principal conductor and artistic advisor, are:

  • Michael Cyrne – Celia’s Toyshop
  • Daniel Fardon – October
  • Carmen Ho – Dukkha
  • Lee Jae-Moon – M.O.N.T.A.G.E.
  • Aaron Parker – Biakoulem
  • Laura Reid – Meta

In addition to the performances of the new works, there will be discussions led by Mark-Anthony Turnage, opportunities to network with other composers and the chance to discuss funding and grant options with members of the BSO’s development team.

BSO music librarians will be on hand to answer questions about score presentation and the use of notation software, and BSO musicians will offer advice on writing for their instruments. Composers can also discuss publishing their works with Sally Groves, ex-creative director of Schott Music, and Dan Goren, founding director of Composers Edition.

Day tickets cost £12 (BSO Vibes day ticket £1; student day ticket £6).

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