LeFanu: The Crimson Bird, RPS Elgar Bursary Commission

19 Jan 2017

Friday 17 February at 7.30pm, Barbican Hall 

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov, gives the world premiere of Nicola LeFanu’s first large orchestral work in 30 years, The Crimson Bird, at the Barbican on February 17th. Composing The Crimson Bird was made possible by the award of the Royal Philharmonic Society Elgar Bursary. 

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Mark Pemberton, Director, ABO: Membership of the RPS is invaluable in ensuring I tune into wider thinking on the state of classical music in the UK today.


Bex Burch was able to spend a year in Ghana studying the gyil - an African xylophone - with Thomas Sekgura, a master musician thanks to funding from the RPS Isserlis Scholarship.