Summer of New Music

03 Jul 2018

Dive into new soundworlds this summer with world premieres of RPS Commissions in London, Edinburgh, the Welsh Marches and Cambridge.

Songs by Kate Whitley | Cambridge Summer Music Festival

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.

Tickets: £11-£22

Ghost Tongues by Bethan Morgan-Williams | Cheltenham Music Festival

Wed 11 July, 9.00pm
Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Hear the world premiere of Ghost Tongues by Bethan Morgan-Williams, 2017 RPS Composition Prize winner (supported by the Susan Bradshaw Composers' Fund). Performed by the Ligeti Quartet.

Tickets: £15 (excl. booking fee)

Proms at... Cadogan Hall 1

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)

Correspondances by Peder Barratt-Due | Edinburgh International Festival

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.

Tickets: £11-£34

Two Poems by Manos Charalabopoulos | Presteigne Festival

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.

Tickets: £14/£6

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Armand Diangienda, RPS Honorary Member and former pilot who founded a symphony orchestra in one of the poorest cities on earth; Kinshasa, DR of the Congo.

DID YOU KNOW?

In October 1970, Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto received its world premiere, having been commissioned by the RPS. The soloist was Rostropovich, who received our highest honour, the Gold Medal, the same year.