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'Soaring new work is timeless and timely' (Guardian): World premiere of The Crimson Bird



Rachel Nicholls and the BBCSO, conducted by Ilan Volkov, gave a wonderful premiere of 'The Crimson Bird' on February 17th, 2017. The Guardian critic wrote:

'Rachel Nicholls delivered a gleaming, soaring performance in Nicola LeFanu's fiery new concertante.'

'The Crimson Bird' is available on BBC R3 player until March 16th.

Live broadcast, BBCRadio 3 Friday 17th Feb.




On Friday February 17th 2017, The Crimson Bird for soprano and orchestra will be premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The soprano soloist is Rachel Nicholls, and the conductor Ilan Volkov.

The text is by John Fuller.



7.30pm in the Barbican Concert Hall, London.



Live broadcast on Radio 3.

New CD launch



A new CD msv28565 on the Metier/Divine Art label will be launched at the RAM on Saturday February 18th 2017. Gemini, director Ian Mitchell, are the performers, with soloists Sarah Leonard, soprano, and Aleksander Szram, piano. There are four works: 'Mandala 3' and 'Fire in Leaf and Grass' by David Lumsdaine, and 'Invisible Places' and 'Trio 2: Song for Peter', by Nicola LeFanu.

BBCPhil record Threnody

The BBC Philharmonic conducted by Clark Rundell have recorded two orchestral pieces for future broadcast. On January 27th, they recorded Threnody, for full orchestra, and Wind-blown Seeds for string orchestra.

'A Birthday Card' premiered by Xenia Pestova

'A Birthday Card for Jane O'Leary', for solo piano, was premiered on November 20th 2016, by Xenia Pestova. The concert in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, was in honour of O'Leary's 70th birthday. It is published by Edition Peters, EP 73000.
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