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Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy by Roderick Williams | Chineke! Orchestra

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Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy by Roderick Williams | Chineke! Orchestra


New Music Biennial 2019

Chineke! Orchestra presents a new commission, and a significant new work for their jazz-inspired programme, by Roderick Williams OBE as part of New Music Biennial 2019.

Better known to some as a baritone soloist, Williams’ reputation as a composer is growing steadily. His Advent antiphon ‘O Adonai’ has gained popularity on both sides of the Atlantic and his ‘Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined’ was awarded the BASCA prize for Choral Composition in 2016.

New Music Biennial 2019

5 – 7 JUL 2019

New Music Biennial is a showcase of composers and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of music in the UK. The third edition of the Performing Rights Society’s celebration of British composers follows the template of its predecessors. New works, none longer than 15 minutes and almost all specially commissioned, are performed across a long weekend by some of the UK’s finest new-music groups.
The festival, presented in association with the PRS for Music Foundation, is a unique snapshot of contemporary music in the UK across all genres: classical, world music, jazz, folk, electronic and even music for ice cream vans. 

New Music Biennial 2019 comprises 20 new works, featuring new commissions from Gazelle Twin and Max de Wardener, Roderick Williams, Claire M Singer, Khyam Allami, Sona Jobarteh, Arun Ghosh, Sarah Tandy, Forest Swords, Klein, Dan Jones and Sam Eastmond alongside works composed within the last 15 years, including Shiva Feshareki’s acclaimed Dialogue for turntables and orchestra, commissioned by BBC Concert Orchestra in 2018. 

Across the weekend works are performed in a range of venues, inviting audiences to discover new music in an interactive way, both inside and outside of traditional concert hall settings. 

New Music Biennial is a PRS for Music Foundation initiative presented in partnership with Absolutely Cultured, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings.  

More info here.