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31 October 2019 Comments Off on Ian Stephens November Premiere and Commission Announcement Views: 81 CE News

Ian Stephens November Premiere and Commission Announcement

Ian Stephens’ new work Gàir na mara (Sea Sounds) for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet and violin, will be premiered on Friday 1 November at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester by students of Chetham’s School of Music.

Ian Stephens Gàir na mara

Ian Stephens says that the work ‘uses as its source material a traditional rowing song from Skye. The text is in Scots Gaelic’.

This concert is part of  New Music Manchester festival. 

Also, Ian Stephens has just been commissioned by Truro 3 Arts for a new work to be performed by Cornish pianist Phillip Leslie, celebrating the purchase of a grand piano. The premiere will be in Autumn 2020. The work will draw rhythmic and pitch material from Cornish place-names along the Truro River. 

Phillip Leslie

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