Daniel Kidane celebrates two world premieres in one week

7 March 2022

It’s a busy week for RA composer Daniel Kidane – An exciting world premiere awaits us towards the end of the week. One of America’s leading ensembles for modern music, Present Music, has commissioned a brand new work for tenor saxophone, electric guitar, flute, clarinet, marimba, piano, violin and violoncello. The piece titled “Primitive Blaze” will have its premiere in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Eager listeners may purchase a ticket to attend the live-stream of the concert, which centres around exploration of “themes of identity” at 7:30 pm (CT) here.

As a second highlight this week, “Sublime Light”, a new piece for solo violin, will be premiered on Tuesday, 8 March during Daniel’s composer residency at the Royal Academy of Music by Iona McDonald, violin. The concert programme also features his ensemble piece “Inner Voices”.

Wednesday, 9 March, his acclaimed orchestral work “Sirens” will have a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Edward Gardner at the Royal Festival Hall. The Manchester Camerata will also give another one of its fine performances of “Be Still”, a highly reviewed piece for String Ensemble written through lockdown to characterise the eerie and tense calm in midst of the storm that was a global pandemic.

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