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)
Friday Lunchtime Concert
York Late Music presents an extra lunchtime concert on Friday, 3 February 2023 at 1pm: a piano recital by David Hammond. It features pieces by Ruth Karn, Frederick Viner, Noah Lawson, Matt Dibble, Catherine Holbrook and five preludes by Hammond himself.
Resol String Quartet
On February 4th, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet is unable to appear for the evening concert. We now have in place the impressive Resol String Quartet who will be playing a programme of Beethoven (Op18 No.2 in G) , Haydn (Op76 No.2 in D Minor “Fifths”), Julian Broughton and traditional tunes arranged by Alasdair Morton-Teng (please see www.latemusic.org). Alan George of the Fitzwilliam, who suggested the Resol String Quartet to us, offers his take on the performers: “they came up to St Andrews for a masterclass with us, plus a concert in the town a few weeks later – and everyone was very impressed (not least me!). We’ve already recommended them for our university series.” We hope you take this chance to hear these exciting players.
Composer of the Month
Composer Julian Broughton composed his String Quartet No 2 (Earth and Angels), to be performed at the exciting evening concert on Saturday 4 February, featuring the Resol String Quartet. Interviewed by fellow composer Steve Crowther, Broughton describes his background, how he works and reveals which pieces of music he’d select for that Desert Island
Review: Gemini (December 2022)
Martin Dreyer has written an extensive review of Late Music’s December evening concert, featuring Gemini, celebrating composer Nicola LeFanu‘s 75th birthday. Of LeFanu’s Piano Trio (2003), he notes “as always with LeFanu, her orchestration is imaginative. It eventually reaches a harmonious conclusion, with trills in the piano as the strings disappear into the ether. Gemini interacted intuitively throughout”.
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 David Lancaster about the intriguing lunchtime concert on 4 February at 1pm, Music on the Edge: Au Lapin Agile (set in a French cafe in Montmartre) – and his new piece to be performed in the concert.
- March 4 @ 1:00 pm
- March 4 @ 7:30 pm
- March 24 @ 1:00 pm
- April 1 @ 1:00 pm
- April 1 @ 7:30 pm
- April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm