Read Penelope’s Gramophone Blog about her new recording.
On Monday 26 June 2023 BBC Radio 3 Essential Classics broadcast Penelope’s string quartet piece, For Irina, beautifully played by the Tippett Quartet
Sunday 19 February 2023 at 3pm, All Saints Church, Ainslie, Canberra, Penelope featured in
A Chopin Birthday Concert
“Thwaites played Chopin’s Ballade No2 in F major superbly….elements of this ballade inspired Thwaites’ writing of “Mazurka:au Tombeau de Chopin”.. this memorable work proved to be the highlight of the concert” Canberra City News February 20, 2023
Tuesday 12 July 2022 at 3pm, Penelope features in the ABC Classic radio series ‘Legends’.
In each edition, presenter Mairi Nicolson focuses on the life and work of a well- known musician.
Anyone can listen to it afterwards online: LEGENDS
Ex Cathedra June tour featured Penelope Thwaites’ new commission…
Penelope’s new 7-minute piece – ‘A Song at Dawn’ is for 10-voice a capella ensemble.
It will feature in Ex Cathedra’s Summer Music programme and will be performed at four concerts:
Tuesday 14 June at 8pm
St Chad’s Shrewsbury
Wednesday 15 June at 8pm
Tuesday 21 June at 8pm
St Paul’s Birmingham
Saturday 25 June at 7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
All details and tickets available from the Ex Cathedra web-site
Watch a film recently made for the Delius Society about the friendship between Delius and Grainger.
Pianist Penelope Thwaites in conversation with conductor and musicologist Paul Jackson, including recorded extracts and live performances from the piano.
Thursday 16 December
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
CBSO Christmas concert will include Penelope’s carol
‘Cold Winter’s Night’
Sunday 31 October
Missa Brevis – Thwaites
Brisbane Chamber Choir
St John’s Cathedral
Sunday 18th July at 10.00am
St Margarets, Putney, London SW15
WHO WOULD TRUE VALOUR SEE
for violin & organ
Jonathan Hill (violin)
Nicholas Miller (organ)
Thwaites ‘St Teresa’s Bookmark’ features in Ex Cathedra tour programme:
Sat 5 Jun – Wolverhampton 5pm & 8pm
Wed 9 Jun – Hereford 3pm & 7.30pm
Thu 10 Jun – Smith Square 5pm & 8pm
Sun 13 Jun – Symphony Hall 4pm
Sat 26 Jun – publication on Idagio from 7.30pm
Summer Music by Candlelight
Forthcoming GRAINGER & DELIUS podcast
The Delius Society has invited Penelope to make a podcast, playing, and also discussing with academic Paul Jackson, the fascinating musical and personal friendship between the two composers.
Initially for Delius Society Members, the podcast will eventually be available more widely.
Thwaites CD of compositions
From Five Continents
CD of the Week on
Donne UK Women in Music
From Five Continents featured on
SCALA Radio throughout March