Just received from Timothy Carney in Hawaii…. “I have conducted the first performances of ‘In terra pax’ the Bridges part-songs, and ‘Dies Natalis’ over the years in Hawaii; this Sunday (29th June) we will perform ‘Eclogue’ for piano and string orchestra in another Hawaii premiere, with members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Eric Schank
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May 2014 – It’s always marvellous to have feedback on Finzi’s music from all over the world. Pianist Dr James Lyons and his fiance, clarinetist Alison Welborne are performing the Romance and Carol from the Five Bagatelles on Sunday, 18th May for the spring recital of the young wind, piano,and voice students at Bishop Walsh
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Gerald Finzi has once again made it into the ClassicFm Hall of Fame with three pieces – the Clarinet Concerto (280) the Five Bagatelles (184), and the Eclogue (120).
March saw the performance of the Ode for St Cecilia at Exeter School, and in May Finzi’s work is featured on both sides of the Atlantic, with Lo the Full, Final Sacrifice in New York, My Spirit Sang All Day in Minnesota, the Eclogue in Glasgow, two performances at the English Music Festival in Dorchester,
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Clarinetist C. Winfield Swarr and pianist Hiroko Miyake Dutton are performing the Five Bagatelles, within a programme of classical sonatas, on 9th March in Westport, Connecticut. The performance is at the Westport Library at 2pm and admission is free.
We have just heard from Simon Jarvis about a radio broadcast in UK on 13th February. He will be introducing a performance of Gerald’s Five Bagatelles on Radio 3 at 7.35am with Clemency Burton-Hill as part of the Breakfast show, which features the Best of British music playlist. The programme starts at 6.30am so tune in
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At this Christmas time, Finzi’s In Terra Pax is being performed in two of the world’s greatest cities. First it’s the turn of London on 14th December, when the the Nonsuch Singers Chamber Choir include it in their selection of Christmas pieces at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. This is followed on 17th December in Carnegie Hall, when
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December 1st sees Requiem da Camera performed for the first time in Australia “This, our last concert of the year is a unique event. Alongside Faure’s much loved Requiem we will be presenting the Australian premiere of Gerald Finzi’s rarely performed Requiem da Camera with orchestra.” says the director of the Sydney-based Coro Innominata chamber choir.
Finzi’s music is to be showcased on UK radio station Classic FM on Friday, June 14, as Jane Jones presents the second of two programmes showcasing some extraordinary, little-heard music from famous and not-so-well-known English composers.
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Geraldfinzi.com has received an interesting email from Gordon Thompson, who writes:
You may know that, in the recent Hall of Fame countdown of 300 pieces on Classic FM, Gerald had three entries – which is a remarkable achievement for a composer often perceived to be one with a low(ish) public profile.
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