David Sawer premiere by BBC Symphony Orchestra
Friday 15 February sees the world premiere of a major new orchestral score by David Sawer. Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov, Flesh and Blood is a dramatic scena about the parting of a soldier from his mother and features renowned singers Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano) and Marcus Farnsworth (baritone). The text is by poet and playwright Howard Barker whose Scenes from an Execution was recently revived at the National Theatre to critical acclaim.
2013 also sees the premiere of a new concert suite taken from his ballet Rumplestiltskin. Described by The Times as a “tour de force” on its premiere the new suite is performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and George Benjamin at the Wigmore Hall on Saturday 6 April.
David Sawer has also written music for two major new theatre productions – Hamlet directed by David Farr for the Royal Shakespeare Company which runs from mid-March to mid-September and Public Enemy directed by Richard Jones at the Young Vic which runs from May 4 – June 8 2013.
For further information on these performances:
14 August 2015Birtwistle recording exudes “vividness and explosive energy”
13 August 2015Julia Jones in concert - a look back on the 2014/15 season
11 August 2015Jay Hunter Morris: “A Singer whose bronze tones enchant an audience”