Howard Skempton’s Birthday Bash
We are celebrating much loved Composer Howard Skempton’s 75th Birthday! We will be performing his music (of course), including a brand-new commission, along with pieces the birthday boy himself has selected.
Join in the birthday celebrations at this grand historic venue in Leamington Spa, the hometown of Howard Skempton. Expect some surprises.
Thomas Kemp Conductor
Howard Skempton b. 1947
Gemini Dances, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano (1994, 12’)
New Piece (2022) World premiere Sound Investment Commission
Anton Webern, 1883 – 1945, Concerto Op.24, (1934, 8’)
Rebecca Saunders b.1967, murmurs (2009, 27′)
Nigel Osborne b. 1948 Fantasia for chamber ensemble (1983, 12’)