New Music 20x12
Robert Worby introduces a world premiere by Birtwistle, and three new pieces commissioned for New Music 20X12, inspired by the Olympics, and performed as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Harrison Birtwistle: Fantasia Upon All The Notes
Nash Ensemble conducted by Lionel Friend
Anna Meredith: HandsFree
National Youth Orchestra
Sally Beamish: Spinal Chords
Juliet Stevenson (narrator)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Matthew Truscott
Luke Carver Goss: Pure Gold: a 4X4 Relay Race
Ian McMillan (narrator)
Black Dyke Band
Colin Matthews: The Island
Claire Booth (soprano)
Nash Ensemble conducted by Lionel Friend.