Described as “brazen…bold…confident” [Guardian] and “thumpingly rhythmical” [Financial Times], Tom Harrold’s music includes Darkened Dreams (a Proms commission which was broadcast live simultaneously on Radios 3 & 4), Raze, which opened the Last Night of the Proms, and Nightfires, that is “among the most exciting pieces by a Scottish composer in the last 25 years.” [Tumelty, Herald]

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Jul
15
Sat
Tom Harrold: Keeper of the Coast @ JAM Festival, Kent
Jul 15 all-day
Tom Harrold: Voice of Vimy @ Jam on the Marsh
Jul 15 all-day

JAM on the Marsh is an annual multi-arts festival built around Kent’s magnificent Romney Marsh and its famous medieval churches. Each year JAM on the Marsh crosses the Romney Marsh from Dungeness to Hythe and Lympne to New Romney. The Marsh churches are true beacons of culture and history; they are the heart of the festival.

The role of Curator is an important one in how JAM on the Marsh is programmed. The position of Curator can only be held by a person for two years. This ensures that the festival is ever-developing and continuously changing. Curators to date have included the internationally renowned composers, Judith Bingham and Paul Mealor and for 2017 / 18 the organist and conductor, Daniel Cook (Westminster Abbey).

 

JAM on the Marsh 2017 Thursday 6th – Sunday 16th July.  JAM on the Marsh 2017 will be curated by the internationally renowned organist and conductor, Daniel Cook (Westminster Abbey). Music will feature strongly with performances by BBC Singers and London Mozart Players, David Rees-Williams Trio and Mousai Singers. BBC Singers will give the world premiere of a Festival Commission commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge by Tom Harrold and Stuart Beatch, to words by Grahame Davies. There are art exhibitions including: John Doyle, mixed media artist, Jillian Bain Christie and photography exhibitions by: Tristan Fewings, Susan Pilcher and the students of the Marsh Academy. Shakespeare features prominently with performances of Hamlet by Changeling Theatre and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by The Pantaloons. There will also be poetry recitals, chlidren’s events, churches tours and much, much more! Full details to be released soon…

Jul
16
Sun
Tom Harrold: Acrid Lines @ Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm
Nov
22
Wed
Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere) @ Ayr Town Hall, Ayr
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

HARROLD
New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 1 (26’)
MACMILLAN
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Nov
23
Thu
Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

HARROLD
New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 1 (26’)
MACMILLAN
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Nov
24
Fri
Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ City Halls, Glasgow
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

HARROLD
New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 1 (26’)
MACMILLAN
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Jul
15
Sun
Tom Harrold: Acrid Lines @ Powell Hall, Sedburgh
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
11
Sun
Tom Harrold: New Work for Choir and Organ @ Glasgow University Chapel
Nov 11 all-day

Glasgow University Chapel Choir, Massed Choir, organist TBC