Wednesday 30 April 2014


Michael Nyman 70th Birthday Concert

Featuring the 'Draughtman's Contract' Suite

Michael Nyman: The Draughtsman's Contract Suite for orchestra
Michael Nyman: Violin Concerto No.1 (UK premiere)
Michael Nyman: Saxophone Concerto (Where the bee dances) (UK premiere of revised version)
Michael Nyman: Symphony No.2 (UK premiere)

See Michael Nyman in the first major event of his 70th birthday year.

In this concert he has chosen to feature the UK premieres of his first violin concerto, the revised version of the saxophone concerto Where the Bee Dances and the second symphony – one of a [projected] cycle of 19 symphonies.

The RPO are conducted by Josep Vicent who has worked extensively with Michael Nyman on several projects in recent years, including the recording of Symphony No.2.

The concert will be introduced by Petroc Trelawny.


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Josep Vicent conductor
Petroc Trelawny presenter
John Harle saxophone
Alexander Balanescu violin