Double Bassist Leon Bosch and pianist Sung-Suk Kang will give the world premiere of "Shosholoza" - Roxanna's loving treatment of the famous South African miners' song - at Swaledale Festival on 27th May. More info here!
On 16th May 2015, the world premiere of Roxanna's "The Tablet of Your Heart" will take place at Westmisnter Cathedral, London. Commissioned by The Tablet Magazine for it's 175th anniversary, it will form part of a special mass to which anyone and everyone is welcome! 2pm start! See you there?
On Saturday 21st March, violinist Matthew Trussler and pianist Ashley Wass will premiere Roxanna's "Down the Rabbit Hole" - the first of 12 commissions in a fantastic multi-composer (inc. Sally Beamish, Stephen Hough & Elvis Costello) project, in aid of the Lenny Trussler Children's Foundation. Catch that rabbit at Guildford International Music Festival - more details here!
Roxanna's Dance of Life:Tallinn Mass (www.tallinnmass.com) will receive it's US premiere with the dynamic Choral Chameleon, Empire City Men's Chorus, Choir of St Paul's and St Paul's Orchestra at New York's DiMenna Center (Manhattan) and also stars the gorgeous Heather Meyer as"Life". Staged and choreographed by Natalie Greene, this promises to show Roxanna's working a light never previously seen... Be there or VERY SQUARE indeed! 8th and 12th March - more details & tickets here!
"... a wonderfully warm work of immense emotional sincerity interweaving two deeply-felt poems of lovers’ separations. Panufnik’s well-layered choral textures combined with adroit imagery from a tiny instrumental group to create a heart-stopping 10 minutes." So wrote Christopher Morely from the Birmingham Post, about "Since we Parted" commissioned and premiered beautifully by Jeffrey Skidmore CBE and Ex Cathedra on 31st January, 2015 - read more here.
Roxanna's next premiere is with Ex Cathedra on 31st January, 2015, at Birmingham's Town Hall (details and tickets: excathedra.co.uk/new-jerusalem/). "Since we Parted" is a hugely emotional work for choir and ensemble (starring the harp, of course!) about love between a couple separated by World War I. The concert will feature another world premiere with James MacMillan's "Seven Angels" - two premieres for the price of one!
On Sunday 30th June, the Panufnik Family and the Brodsky Quartet will co-host a fabulous festive day at London's King's Place, to celebrate Andrzej Panufnik's centenary year! Co-curated by pianist Clare Hammond and the Brodskys, a Warsaw Cabaret Evening with Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood & the Brodsky Quartet will round off a day of concerts, talks and film screenings. Come and join us for the party! More details: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/curated-weeks/panufnik-100-a-family-celebration#.VFfCMUsTnnk
The Fine Arts Brass Ensemble will give the world premiere of "FAFF" (Fine Arts FanFare) at Autumn in Malvern Festival on Saturday 18th October. Brace yourselves for technological fireworks! More details www.malvernfestival.co.uk/index.html
Super-pianist Tatiana Primak Khoury will give the Lebanese premiere of Polish folk-inspired Second Home (piano solo version) alongside other works including Rautavaara, Saygun and Chopin on 8th & 11th November at the Balamand University and Pierre Aboukhater Theatre (Beirut), respectively. Sounds like a fascinating evening!
Both The Independent on Sunday and The Observer have given Dreamscape 4 stars! Fiona Maddocks, in the latter, says: "This is intensely personal music-making, beautifully performed." Read the full article here.