Richard Hunter creates immersive high production orchestral music delivering a vivid and diverse experience for listeners. Using both orchestral and contemporary instruments, he fuses traditional scoring, sound design, and electronica to create a lively sound. A graduate from Bimm (Tech Music School), Richard uses his experience with film composers Patrick Doyle and Tom Howe to deliver a modern and professional dynamic.

Calendar

Apr
28
Fri
Dave Arcari: Honey Bee Blues Club @ The Hub, Sheffield University Students' Union
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
29
Sat
Gareth Clemson: John Brydon performs @ Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

John Brydon will be giving an organ recital in the Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh, on Saturday 29th April at 3 pm. This is an ESO event dedicated to the memory of his teacher Dr Eric Smith. Included will be two works by Gareth Clemson composed for Dennis Townhill, another of John’s inspirers.

Sally Beamish: Sea Psalm @ St Just in Roseland Church, Cornwall
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
includes 1st performance of Alexander Campkin ‘by still waters’

LYNNE PLOWMAN ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’: Twelve brilliant miniatures set amongst a complete reading of Coleridge’s 1798 epoch-making work. The compositions refer to the engravings by David Jones for Douglas Cleverdon’s 1929 edition of the poem.
SALLY BEAMISH ‘Sea Psalm: the sinking of HMS Duchess 12th Dec 1939’ is a 20-minute setting of the psalm ‘They that go down to the sea in ships’ during which a spoken narration recites the eyewitness account of the only surviving officer of the sinking of the destroyer HMS Duchess. The psalm forms a refrain to the account,  ending with the hymn ‘Eternal Father strong to save’.
ALEXANDER CAMPKIN ‘by still waters’ (1st performance)
A short memorial follows in memory of Mary Rowlands-Pritchard whose ashes are buried in the churchyard including Alexander Campkin’s ‘by still waters’ composed for OA for this occasion.

Michael Bonaventure: Dragon @ Bridlington Priory Church, East Yorkshire
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Organ recital by David Pipe, Leeds Cathedral.

To include Dragon by Michael Bonaventure

Apr
30
Sun
Dave Arcari @ Bonfest 2017 @ Bonfest
Apr 30 all-day
May
1
Mon
Mondays At One: Woodwind – Rory Boyle Celebration @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fraser Langton and James Willshire perform a recital for the launch of Rory Boyle’s Music for Clarinet CD (Delphian Records)

May
2
Tue
Calan @ Cottiers, Glasgow
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when CALAN, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage.

They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales’ very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief.

They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music – and continue to do so as they tour across Wales, throughout the UK, Europe, North America and beyond.

Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show.

John Gourlay: Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society @ Kirkcaldy Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
John Gourlay
    – Aquarelle
    – Lithoglyph
    – Impasto
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society – KOS Extra
May
4
Thu
Lyell Cresswell: Llanto (SCO World Premiere) @ Queen's Hall
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Cresswell: Llanto: Clarinet Concerto (SCO Commission: World Premiere)
Schubert: Symphony No 4 in C minor ‘Tragic’

Clemens Schuldt: conductor; Maximiliano Martín: clarinet

Charismatic and compelling on stage, SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín is a superb concerto soloist. Here, he premieres Llanto(‘Lament’), written especially for him by Lyell Cresswell whose own track record with concertos is formidable – including a commission for the BBC Proms. The drama of pitching soloist against orchestra inspires him to compose powerfully dramatic music. Award-winning young conductor Clemens Schuldt gives us playful (Stravinsky at his most hilarious) and ‘tragic’ – though Schubert’s Symphony has many more upbeat than sombre moments.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Lyell Cresswell and Professor William Sweeney from the University of Glasgow discuss writing for the clarinet.

May
5
Fri
Lyell Cresswell: Llanto (SCO premiere) @ City Halls, Glasgow
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

Charismatic and compelling on stage, SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín is a superb concerto soloist. Here, he premieres Llanto (‘Lament’), written especially for him by Lyell Cresswell whose own track record with concertos is formidable – including a commission for the BBC Proms. The drama of pitching soloist against orchestra inspires him to compose powerfully dramatic music. Award-winning young conductor Clemens Schuldt gives us playful (Stravinsky at his most hilarious) and ‘tragic’ – though Schubert’s Symphony has many more upbeat than sombre moments.

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COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Lyell Cresswell and Professor William Sweeney from the University of Glasgow discuss writing for the clarinet.