Contemporary Music in Cornwall
Aimed at listeners and performers alike, we hope that this weekend will inspire you to experience the music of today.
Saturday 3 March 10am-1pm
Burrell Theatre, Truro School
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Contemporary Music for All
Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians
Calling musicians and instrumental players across Cornwall!
Do you play regularly in an orchestra, group or band? Or do you have a dusty musical instrument lurking in the cupboard that you want to play again? Challenge yourself to try out new musical styles and learn new techniques at this FREE session supported by professional musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
We recommend participants have achieved Grade 5 standard minimum.
Saturday 3 March 7.30pm
Burrell Theatre, Truro
Kevos perform Berio Folk Songs
Kevos perform a concert of folk-inspired music that melds old and new from Denis Smalley, Judith Weir, Stef Conner and Alison Kay culminating in Berio’s timeless collection of folksongs from around the world featuring brilliant young local artist, Anna Stokes.
Tickets: £10 / £5 under 18
Sunday 4 March 10am-1pm
The Annexe, Truro High School for Girls
Conducting Contemporary Music
A FREE practical session for conductors and music leaders of amateur and youth groups with Patrick Bailey. You’ll work on 3 hand-picked new pieces, selected to give you an insight of the challenges and rewards of programming and conducting new music with tips and techniques tailored to your ensemble’s needs.
Sunday 4 March 4pm
Truro Cathedral Choir
Christopher Gray, Director of Music
Joseph Wicks, Organ
Evensong features contemporary music for worship by Christopher Gray and Robert Sharpe, Truro Cathedral Music Directors past and present, as well as works by Judith Bingham and a rare performance of a work by Jonathan Seers, a British composer based in Germany.
Sunday 4 March 7pm
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Truro Youth String Orchestra
TYSO ‘s concert continues the theme of bringing the past into the present. Grieg’s Holberg Suite reworks folk tunes from his native Norway while Sally Beamish’s The Day Dawn borrows the warm colours of a Shetland fiddle tune celebrating the coming of spring. Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn has low rich string sounds that ascend heavenwards as the sun rises and the concert ends with Diana Burrell’s energetic Anima.
Tickets: £7 / U18s free
Tickets available on the door