Contemporary composers at our festival – Musical history in the making.

Sunday 18 September 2016

Music@Malling is delighted that several notable contemporary composers are having works performed during the festival.  These include Judith Bingham, Nico Muhly, Huw Watkins, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Frank Ilfman, Ben Wallfisch and Dario Marianelli.

Judith Bingham’s music features in Stile Antico’s concert on 30th September 8pm with the European premiere of Does the Moon Shine? choir, flute and bell.  Judith’s music also features in an organ recital by Matthew Owens – organist and choirmaster of Wells Cathedral and at the launch party with a performance of FaLa Ninna given by Holly Lowe and Nicola Wydenbach.

Oscar winning composers feature in Composing without Picture.  John Williams – the legendary composer of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superman, Schindler’s List and many, many more – has the UK premiere of his Three Pieces for Cello.  Ennio Morricone – famous for his music for The Mission – has his Riflesso No.1 premiered for the first time in the UK.

Other highlights include Frank Ilfman – Walking in a sea of sand, which  receives its world premiere in The Control Tower, King’s Hill – part of the original airfield.  Frank will be interviewed as part of the concert and will give insights into the world of film music.  Richard Harwood – one of the UK’s most brilliant cellists – gives these performances on the 1st October 1pm.  A piece of musical history!