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Academy of St Thomas

World premiere of Clarinet Concerto

Part of the Academy of St Thomas orchestral concerts 2017 Season

Add to my Calendar 12-03-2017 15:00 12-03-2017 17:00 36 Academy of St Thomas World premiere of clarinet concerto by Patrick Hawes The Norwich based Academy of St Thomas are honoured to have been invited by Emma Johnson to give the first performance of a new clarinet concerto written for her by the East Anglian composer Patrick Hawes. Patrick Hawes and Emma Johnson ‘met’ online and the result is a fine new work. Emma Johnson is one of the few clarinettists to have established a busy career as a solo performer which has taken her to major European, American and Asian venues as well as to Africa and Australasia. She is one of the UK's biggest selling classical artists, having sold over half a million albums worldwide. "Patrick Hawes has carved out a niche as a contemporary composer who writes melodic, atmospheric and, frankly, beautiful music."Gramophone Magazine “It’s refreshing to find modern music which is melodic and at the same time has something new and refreshing to say. The melodic approach roots the music in the English traditions of the past while at the same time giving us delightful new repertoire for the clarinet to savour.” Classic FM. Conducted by the orchestra's principal guest conductor Christopher Adey, the concert will begin with Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin and conclude with the second set of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances Op 72. Of the first set performed last year the reviewer said: They are magnificent showpieces for orchestra and Adey’s masterful conducting, alive to the music’s every changing moods, often in a single dance and perfect judgement of tempi, were rewarded by superb playing from the orchestra. I have never heard them play better and the applause said it all. St Andrew's and Blackfriars' Hall, Norwich DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Andrew's and Blackfriars' Hall
St Andrew's Hill
Norwich
Norfolk
NR3 1AU
England


Programme

Patrick HawesClarinet Concerto
Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dances, Op.72
Maurice RavelLe tombeau de Couperin (arr. for orchestra)

Performers

Emma Johnson – clarinet
Christopher Adey – conductor

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Programme Note

World premiere of clarinet concerto by Patrick Hawes

The Norwich based Academy of St Thomas are honoured to have been invited by Emma Johnson to give the first performance of a new clarinet concerto written for her by the East Anglian composer Patrick Hawes. Patrick Hawes and Emma Johnson ‘met’ online and the result is a fine new work.

Emma Johnson is one of the few clarinettists to have established a busy career as a solo performer which has taken her to major European, American and Asian venues as well as to Africa and Australasia. She is one of the UK's biggest selling classical artists, having sold over half a million albums worldwide.

"Patrick Hawes has carved out a niche as a contemporary composer who writes melodic, atmospheric and, frankly, beautiful music."Gramophone Magazine “It’s refreshing to find modern music which is melodic and at the same time has something new and refreshing to say. The melodic approach roots the music in the English traditions of the past while at the same time giving us delightful new repertoire for the clarinet to savour.” Classic FM.

Conducted by the orchestra's principal guest conductor Christopher Adey, the concert will begin with Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin and conclude with the second set of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances Op 72. Of the first set performed last year the reviewer said: They are magnificent showpieces for orchestra and Adey’s masterful conducting, alive to the music’s every changing moods, often in a single dance and perfect judgement of tempi, were rewarded by superb playing from the orchestra. I have never heard them play better and the applause said it all.

Emma Johnson with the Academy of St Thomas

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