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Matthew Taylor - Composer In Residence at Presteigne Festival
Thursday 27th August to Tuesday 1st September 2015
The Presteigne Festival, Artistic Director George Vass, has long established itself as one of the most imaginative, enterprising and outstanding UK Festivals which achieves original and stimulating programmes by balancing contemporary works with established classics. Matthew will be the Composer in Residence for 2015.
The programme includes Matthew's works:
Variations on a theme of Reger Op.45
String Quartet No.6 Op.36
Fantasy on a theme of Arnold Op.40
Forthcoming Commissions During 2016 - 2017
Posted on 17th December 2015
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 a choral work for Constanza Singers based on the Ben Jonson poem Hymn To Diana for performance in Cadogan Hall in May 2017.
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 7.30pm
Watford Youth Sinfonia | Conducted by Daniel Hogan | St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford, WD17 3E0
Works: Symphony No.3, Op.33
Music Appreciation at Blackheath Halls: Mahler Revisited
January to March 2016
Matthew will be giving a series of 10 lectures exploring different aspects of Mahler's music focussing particularly on the Symphonies.
The classes start on Monday January 11th from 10am to 12pm in the Recital Room at Blackheath Halls, London SE3.
For contact details and more information about the talks you can visit the Blackheath Music Appreciation Group website.
Music Explored 2016
Wednesday 13th January to Wednesday 9th March 2016
This new series of illustrated recitals held in the delightful surroundings of the Farnham URC presents some solo piano repertoire but also allows discussion at the end of the session.
January 13 -- The Nocturne - Chopin, Faure and others
January 20 -- Beethoven and Shakespeare
January 27 -- Schumann's Kriesleriana
February 3 -- Tchaikovsky The Miniaturist
February 10 -- Haydn and Sturm und Drung
February 24 -- Beethoven's Sonata in A op.101
March 2 -- A celebration of Reger
March 9 -- Mendelssohn and the first Bach Revival
All welcome, so do join us.
Wednesdays 1-2pm | Farnham United Reform Church | £7 per session
World premiere: Violin Concertino
Saturday 14th May 2016, 6pm
James Murray, violin | Sussex House Soloists Orchestra | Conducted by Matthew Taylor | St Mary Magdalene Church, Little Venice, London, W2
Works: Violin Concertino, Op.52
Sunday 3rd July 2016, 6.30pm
James Murray, violin | Sussex House Soloists Orchestra | Conducted by Matthew Taylor | Cadogan Hall, London, SW1X
Works: Violin Concertino, Op.52
Romanza for strings
Friday 22nd July 2016, 4.30pm
Ingenium Orchestra | Conducted by Matthew Taylor | Music School Hall, Winchester College
Works: Romanza, Op.36b
Matthew Taylor - Featured Composer at Hertford Festival of Music 2017
Matthew has been appointed the first ever Featured Composer for the recently formed Hertford Festival of Music for their 2017 season. Further details of works to be performed will be available shortly. For more information about the Festival please visit their website.