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Paul Carey Jones and Ian Ryan, York Late Music Concert series, August 4
11:54am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Music news and reviews
TOMORROW'S performance by baritone Paul Carey Jones and pianist Ian Ryan at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, marks a milestone in the development of the York Late Music Concert series.
As well as a Late Music commission by Sadie Harrison, further world premieres by Edward Caine and Timothy Raymond and Roger Marsh’s Lullaby, the rest of the 7.30pm programme has been recorded by Carey Jones and Ryan for CD release on the Meridian label.
“Songs Now: British Songs In The 21st Century is the fruition of the York Songbook project where Late Music composers have set to music the work of many local and regional poets such as Don Walls, Alan Gillott and Daniela Nunnari, who are based in York,” says series administrator Steve Crowther.
Financed with funds raised by composer and former Late Music Festival Director David Power, the CD will be launched at tomorrow's concert.
The programme’s other pieces are David Lancaster’s Memory Of Place; David Power’s Eight Evening Songs; Peter Reynolds’s Adieu To All Alluring Toys; William Rhys Meek’s Winter Is A Slow Death Waiting; Michael Parkin’s Four Songs; Richard Whalley’s Six Songs Of Old Japanese Wisdom; Tom Armstrong’s Opened Spaces; and Steve Crowther’s Songs For Don.
Sadie Harrison will give a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm. If you pre-book tickets for tomorrow online at latemusic.org , you will be given a free programme on arrival.
Tickets also will be available on the door.