Writer and Broadcaster Tom Service chairs a discussion at Aldeburgh Festival exploring how new music is commissioned.
Who wants commissions – composers? Audiences? Should commissions be allowed to 'fail’ and if so, in these precarious economic times, who will pay? What can be expected of the commissioning process in the future?
Panel to include: Colin Matthews, Composer, Janis Susskind, Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes, Rosemary Johnson, Executive Director, the Royal Philharmonic Society, and Philip Cashian, Composer and Head of Composition, Royal Academy of Music.
This event is part of the Royal Philharmonic Society Bicentenary Celebrations, 1813 - 2013.