Music of Today: Composers Academy

Wed 21 Jun 2017 18.00

Royal Festival Hall

Event Price: Free

The culminating concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Composers' Academy, in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society, presents world premières from three emerging composers - Lisa Illean, Gareth Moorcraft, and Donghoon Shin - performed under the baton of Patrick Bailey.


Gareth Moorcraft Reflections (after Gibbons) (world premiere) Lisa Illean Januaries (world premiere) Donghoon Shin The Hunter's Funeral for Ensemble (world premiere) Philharmonia OrchestraPatrick Bailey conductor The composers were three of six winners of the 2016 RPS Composition Prize for emerging composers. Over the course of the year the composers have worked closely with Philharmonia Orchestra musicians, the conductor, visiting composers and Music of Today Artistic Director Unsuk Chin, as a well as a programme of professional development opportunities run by the RPS. This Composers' Academy concert is being recorded for release on NMC Recordings. In partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Society recordings will be available to download from the NMC website and internationally via online stores and streaming platforms. This is an exciting opportunity to hear the work of the newest generation of composers in the UK today. We are hugely grateful to the Britten-Pears Foundation, The Delius Trust, The Radcliffe Trust and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation for their generous support of these commissions.