York Late Music: The Return
York Late Music takes great pleasure in welcoming you back to live concerts in 2022-23, starting with a festival weekend. It opens with a concert by the Delta Saxophone Quartet on Friday 30 September at 7.30pm, with an exciting range of pieces including premieres of pieces by Rees and Solbakken, and a novel arrangement of Joy Division by Lancaster. The sound continues on Saturday 1 October with a lunchtime piano concert featuring Jakob Fichert at 1pm, with a focus on John Adams, and an evening concert at 7.30pm by the Bingham String Quartet, playing Beethoven, Schnittke, Le Fanu and Tippett.
Monthly lunchtime and evening concerts
York Late Music offers a series of evening and lunchtime concerts in York featuring 20th and 21st century contemporary music, emphasising new works by living composers.
This year’s series runs from September to December 2022 and February to June 2023 (there is no concert in January). All concerts are on the first Saturday of the month. Afternoon concerts start at 1pm and are one hour long. Evening concerts are two hours with an interval, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Each evening concert is preceded at 6.45pm by a short talk or interview, exploring the music of one or more of the composers.
We keep a deliberately informal atmosphere, encouraging questions and comments from the audience, and mingling with composers before and after the performance. Students and young musicians are especially welcome.
Join us in the warm and intimate acoustics of the Unitarian Chapel for our 2022-23 season!
York Unitarian Chapel
All concerts take place at the Unitarian Chapel on St Saviourgate, York. Built in 1692, this stunning Chapel is a Grade II listed building in the form of a Greek cross. As a concert venue it offers an attractive setting, fine acoustics and an excellent modern Yamaha grand piano.