Composers Day: Inside the Score with Colin Matthews

February 19, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by newmusicscotland

Led by one of the UK’s most distinguished composers, Colin Matthews, and with contributions from composers Charlotte Bray and Matthew Kaner, the BSO and its new music ensemble, Kokoro, perform works selected following a call for scores; BSO musicians are on hand to discuss writing for specific instruments, Sound and Music’s Richard Whitelaw talks about collaborations and Hywel Davies, Kokoro’s composer-in-residence, introduces a different aspect of his compositional work-sound installations.


1030 -1320: Workshop Performances by Kokoro, led by Colin Matthews with Hywel Davies, Kokoro and Mark Forkgen, Kokoro’s principal conductor – Concert Hall

1320: Question and Answer Session – Concert Hall

1340 -1425: Instrumental Workshops led by players from the BSO; your chance to ask about composing for:

Strings – Studio
Wind and Brass – Second Floor Foyer
Percussion – Concert Hall
Harp – First Floor Foyer

1440 – 1525: Richard Whitelaw, Director of Programmes at Sound andMusic on ‘Collaboration and making performances happen’ – Function Room

1545 – 1715: Workshop Performances Part I with the full BSO led by Colin Matthews and conducted by Frank Zielhorst – Concert Hall

1745 – 1915: Workshop Performances Part II with the BSO – Concert Hall

1915: Closing Questions and Answers – Function Room


Inclusive day ticket £12
BSO Members £8
BSO Vibes Members £5
BSO Kids for a Quid (u18s) £1

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