Songs, Cycles and Scenas

Music, Classical and opera
Claire Booth (soprano), pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen, Janey Miller, oboe, and percussionist Joby Burgess. Cornelius Cardew's Solo with Accompaniment; Howard Skempton's 'Gloss' (world premiere); Jonathan Harvey's 'Ah! Sun-flower'; Colin Matthews's 'Out in the dark' for soprano and piano; John Woolrich's 'Stendhal's Observation' for mezzo-soprano and piano; Philip Cashian's 'The Songs few hear' (world premiere); Rolf Hind's 'Fire in the Head' (world premiere); George Nicholson's Selection from Bagatelles for oboe and percussion; and Alun Hoddinott's 'A Contemplation upon flowers (Myfanwy Piper)'. (Note: at 6.30pm in Purcell Room, broadcaster Katie Derham is in conversation with some of the composers featured in tonight's concert; free.)