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Matthew Taylor - Composer In Residence at Presteigne Festival 2015

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. Former Featured Composers have included David Matthews, John McCabe, Sally Beamish and Andrej Panufnik. Matthew will be the Composer in Residence for 2015.

Friday 28 August, 2pm

Matthew Taylor - Solemn Bells
Brahms - Sonatensatz
Sibelius - 5 Pieces Op.81
Nielsen - Sonata No.2

St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Fenella Humphreys (violin), Timothy End (piano)

Friday 28 August, 7.45pm

Matthew Taylor - Variations on a theme of Reger Op.45
Rautavaara - Suite
Christopher Gunning - Flute Concerto
Nielsen - Serenata in Vano
Sibelius - Andante Festivo

St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Kathryn Thomas (flute), Presteigne Festival Orchestra conducted by George Vass

Saturday 29 August, 11.30am

Matthew Taylor - Wassail Op.15 for piano duet
Mozart - Sonata in F K.497
John McCabe - Upon Entering a Painting
Rob Keeley - Bondi Breaks
Debussy - Little Suite

St. Mary's Church, Kinnerton
Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa (piano)

Sunday 30 August, 3pm

Matthew Taylor - String Quartet No.6 Op.36
Beethoven - String Quartet in A minor Op.132

St. Stephen's Old Church, Radnor
Navarra Quartet

Monday 31 August, 7pm

Matthew Taylor - Fantasy on a theme of Arnold Op.40
Ravel - Sonatine
John McCabe - Tunstall Chimes
Nielsen - Chaconne Op.32
Sibelius - Kyllikki Op.41
Beethoven - Sonata in D "Pastoral" Op.28

St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Tom Poster (piano)

Tuesday 1 September, 7.45pm

Matthew Taylor - Pastorals Op.32a (world premiere)
Nielsen - Little Suite Op.1
Sibelius - Romance in C Op.42
David Knotts - Piano Concerto (world Premiere)
Haydn - Symphony No.43 in E flat "Mercury"

St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Fenella Humphreys (violin), Presteigne Festival Orchestra conducted by George Vass

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