Concerts

With the centenary of World War 1, there are many concerts both professional and amateur taking place to commemorate the war, many of which include works by the "War Composers". This page often contains information about forthcoming concerts which have been brought to my attention and have a primary focus on the classical music of WW1 and feature pieces mentioned on this site.

BBC World War One - The Passchendaele centenary

Dr. Kate Kennedy's Radio 3 essay about WW1 music called Dawn On The Somme was repeated during the week of Passchendaele commemorations, and features the music of Butterworth, Bliss and Gurney. The BBC Events television coverage of the Passchendaele commemorations features the music of Ivor Gurney in a most appropriate context, and is worth catching up with on BBC iPlayer before it disappears.

Musical Reflections of the Great War

The University of Southampton lunchtime concert series features a concert called Musical Reflections of the Great War on 13th November 2017 at 1.00pm in the Turner Sims Concert Hall, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. The pianist David Owen Norris, familiar from his appearances on BBC Proms Extra will accompany Joseph Spooner, cello and Mark Wilde, tenor.

Another concert planned for 23rd November 2017 called Hubert Parry's Broken Dream of Germany, 1876-1918 also sounds interesting.

These concerts are mentioned purely for information so readers may hear works by the War Composers performed live, but (with the exception of the Gallipoli Music Memorial), this website is not connected with these concerts and inclusion is entirely at the writer's discretion. robert@warcomposers.co.uk