Celebrating new music in York
York Late Music presents a series of concerts in York featuring an extensive selection of 20th and 21st century music, including many new works.
Concerts are normally on the first Saturday of each month from September to December 2022, and February to June 2023. The opening concert with the Delta Saxophone Quartet is on Friday 30 September 2022 (with lunchtime and evening concerts too, the next day).
1pm to 2pm Saturday
Tickets just £5 online or on the door
7.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday
Tickets £12/£10 online or on the door
(£5 for students)
On Turning Sixty
“I have been writing music for longer than I care to remember!” At 60, in a new article for York Late Music, David Power looks back on his path from writing rock to contemporary classical music. Inspired at first by listening to a Slade top hit to write music for the Gs, his early teen band with friends, then by way of Bowie, Eno and Stockhausen, finally to immerse himself in contemporary classical music, writing with songs still at the centre of his work. Four of his piano pieces will be performed at the lunchtime concert featuring Duncan Honeybourne on the 5th November at 1pm.
Composer of the Month
Norwegian composer Stine Solbakken composed Karl Johan’s Gate, to be performed at the exciting evening concert on Friday 30 September 2022, featuring the Delta Saxophone Quartet. Interviewed by fellow composer Steve Crowther, Solbakken describes her background, how she became interested in composing, how she works and reveals which pieces of music she’d select for that Desert Island
Review: Gemini (October 2021)
Paul Conway has written an extensive review of Late Music’s October evening concert, featuring Gemini, which included premieres of pieces by Sadie Harrison and Morag Galloway. Of Harrison’s Fire in Song, he notes “this work made a strong impression on disc, but seeing it performed live was an even more affecting experience”. You can experience that difference yourself at one of our concerts!
Listen: Podcast Interview series
In a series of podcasts on our “Listen” page, composer Hayley Jenkins interviews Late Music performers and fellow composers about pieces performed at this season’s Late Music concerts. Today, Hayley Jenkins talks to composer Nicola Lefanu about the concert by Gemini Ensemble to celebrate her 75th birthday. In the discussion Nicola talks about the changing landscape of new music during her career, about arts funding, education and her new piece `Gemini Quartet’ which will be premiered at Late Music on Saturday 3rd December.
Music on the Edge: The Lapins – Susie Hodder-Williams (flute), Chris Caldwell (sax) and James Boyd (guitar)4th February 2023 @ 1:00 pm
- 4th February 2023 @ 7:30 pm
- 4th March 2023 @ 1:00 pm
- 4th March 2023 @ 7:30 pm
- 1st April 2023 @ 1:00 pm
- 1st April 2023 @ 7:30 pm