This Silence: The Music of Mark-Anthony Turnage

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Mark-Anthony Turnage

Thursday 2 February
West Road Concert Hall
8.00pm

Mark-Anthony Turnage Kai
Jonathan Woolgar Rattle His Bones (World Première) (CUMS Composition Competition 2016 joint-winner)
John Hopkins The Book of Pictures (World Première)
Mark-Anthony Turnage This Silence

PRE-CONCERT TALK, 6.45pm:
Mark-Anthony Turnage in conversation with Richard Causton

Cambridge University New Music Ensemble
Patrick Bailey conductor
Joy Lisney cello
Natalie Raybould soprano

One of the most important and widely-performed composers of contemporary classical music, Mark-Anthony Turnage is renowned for his unique fusion of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, resulting in an eclectic, colourful and distinctive musical voice. His output ranges from operas and large-scale orchestral works to chamber music and song cycles, and frequently absorbs the influence of jazz, rock and popular culture.

Turnage studied with Oliver Knussen and John Lambert in London and has held residencies/associations with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His music is recorded on labels including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Warner Classics and Chandos, and in 2015 he was awarded a CBE for his contribution to British music. He is a stand-out international figure in contemporary music and the opportunity to hear him discuss his works in person is not to be missed.

Tickets: £15, £10
Students: £3
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