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Continually I return to the Sussex Downs [pictured above] which are like old friends for me, always appearing slightly different in some ways but reassuringly constant in others.

Matthew Taylor

Forthcoming & Recent Performances

World premiere: Goddess Excellently Bright

Saturday 13th May 2017, 7.30pm

Works: Goddess Excellently Bright, Op.53

World premiere: Symphony No.4

Monday 15th May 2017, 7.30pm

Works: Symphony No.4, Op.54

Matthew Taylor - Featured Living Composer at Hertford Festival of Music 2017

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2017

Matthew has been appointed the first ever Featured Living Composer for the recently formed Hertford Festival of Music for their 2017 season. Performances include:

-- 9 June, 7.30pm - Adagio from Haydn Fantasies for John McCabe - Claire Hammond (piano) - All Saints Church, Hertford

-- 11 June, 11am - Fantasy Pieces (world premiere) - Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), John Lenehan (piano) - Bradby Hall, Haileybury School, Hertford

-- 11 June 3.30pm - String Quartet No.8 (world premiere) - Carducci Quartet - All Saints Church, Hertford

For more information about the Festival please visit their website.

Symphony No.4

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 7.30pm

Works: Symphony No.4, Op.54

Symphony No.4

Saturday 25th November 2017, 7.30pm

Works: Symphony No.4, Op.54

Needles Overture

Tuesday 5th December 2017, 7pm

Works: The Needles, Op.26

Symphony No.4

Saturday 30th December 2017, 7.30pm

Works: Symphony No.4, Op.54

Other News

Forthcoming Commissions During 2016 - 2017

Posted 17 December 2015, updated April 2017

Matthew has currently received a commission from Arts Council England for his 4th Symphony, for large orchestra, which will receive its first performance in 2017 at Barbican Centre with Kensington Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable.

Matthew is also composing Goddess Excellently Bright, a choral work for Constanza Singers based on the Ben Jonson poem Hymn To Diana for performance in Cadogan Hall in May 2017.

Matthew has completed his Cello Sonata No.2 scheduled for first performance in 2018 , further details concerning artists and venue tbc.

Music Appreciation at Blackheath Halls: Haydn - The Esterhazy Years

Tuesday 18th April to Tuesday 27th June 2017

Matthew will be giving a series of 10 lectures, each from 10am-12pm in the Recital Room at Blackheath Halls, London SE3. The classes will start on April 18 and run until June 26.

The lectures are devised so that one does not need technical knowledge whilst at the same time the experienced aficionado has always something new to learn. All newcomers are most welcome.

Single taster lecture - free
Single lectures: £11
All 10 lectures: £95
8 Monday lectures only: £75

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