Summer of New Music
03 Jul 2018
03 Jul 2018
Dive into new soundworlds this summer with world premieres of RPS Commissions in London, Edinburgh, the Welsh Marches and Cambridge.
Sun 8 July, 7.30pm
The Old Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano) present a luscious recital of songs on a theme of night and visions, including the world premiere of two pieces by Kate Whitley, Love, like water and In defence of adultery, co-commissioned by the RPS and BBC Radio 3.
Mon 16 July, 1.00pm
Cadogan Hall, London
BBC New Generation Artists the Calidore String Quartet makes their Proms debut with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, co-commissioned by the RPS and BBC Radio 3.
Tickets: £13-£16 (excl. booking fee)
Fri 17 August, 11.00am
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Winner of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 contest, and a current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, makes his EIF debut with pianist David Meier.
They bring a programme of works showcasing virtuoso brilliance and present a brand new piece from young Norwegian composer Peder Barratt-Due, co-commissioned by the RPS and BBC Radio 3.
Mon 27 August, 11.30am
St Mary's Church, Kinnerton
Two Poems, by 2017 RPS Composition Prize winner Manos Charalabopoulos receives its world premiere at this year's Presteigne Music Festival in Wales. This work for solo cello experiments with musical form and phrasing, drawing inspiration from poems by Homer and Shapiro.
Voting for the RPS Gold Medal is still carried out using the original 19th century yes/no voting box.