Composer in Residence: Mark-Anthony Turnage

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Christopher Austin conductor
tbc viola
Daniel Go cello

Turnage Release 
Turnage Eulogy
Grace-Evangeline Mason The Beauty of Decay (world premiere)
Turnage Kai

A concert to celebrate Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 60th birthday – the climax of this week’s residency in the Composition Department. Release was composed for the BBC Two series Sound on Film and begins by quoting the haunting aria ‘We only love’ from Greek, Turnage’s first opera. Eulogy is a plangent song without words for viola, composed for Lawrence Power and the Nash Ensemble. A classic of the modern cello repertoire, Kai was written in memory of Kai Scheffler, Principal Cello and founding member of Ensemble Modern. A new work by Academy PhD composer Grace-Evangeline Mason completes the programme.