The first complete performance of Spectrum 5 will be given in the Britten Theatre at the Royal College of Music on Saturday 5th November at 5.30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by the RCM Junior Department and performers of these fifteen concert miniatures will be JD student pianists, present and past. Tickets are required but they are free and they will be available from the RCM Box Office 020 7591 4314 from 8th October.
The composers of the specially commissioned pieces in Spectrum 5 are Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Philip Cashian, Chen Yi, Michael Finnissy, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Graham Fitkin, Helen Grime, Gavin Higgins, Gabriel Jackson, Harold Meltzer, Poul Ruders, Timothy Salter, Howard Skempton, Karen Tanaka and Huw Watkins. The level of difficulty ranges very approximately from ABRSM Grade 6 to Diploma. The aim of this collection, as with every volume in the Spectrum series, has been to commission some of the world’s most distinguished composers to write pieces of modest length and difficulty, whilst preserving the essential characteristics of their compositional style.
A recording of all 15 new works, performed by Thalia Myers will be released early in November ((USK 1233DL).
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