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02/05/2018, 1.15pm  --  String Quartet No.8

Villiers Quartet | Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, East Drive, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Work details: String Quartet No.8, Op.75

09/05/2018, 7.30pm  --  World premiere: Symphony No.9

English Symphony Orchestra | Conducted by Kenneth Woods | St George’s Church, Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR

Work details: Symphony No.9, Op.140

10/05/2018, 7.30pm  --  A Love Song

William Howard, piano | Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, East Drive, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Work details: A Love Song, Op.142

13/05/2018, 12.30pm  --  Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev arr. Matthews)

Thomas Ades, narrator | Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra | Conducted by Adam Johnson | St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

Work details: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67 (Prokofiev arr. Matthews)

15/05/2018, 1.05pm  --  Variations for Piano

Dominic Degavino | Chipping Campden Music Festival | St James’ Church, Church Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JG

Work details: Variations for Piano, Op.72

16/05/2018, 7.30pm  --  The Art of Love

Counterpoise | Newbury Spring Festival | Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury

Work details: Adagietto from Symphony No.5 (Mahler arr. Matthews) | Three Alma Mahler Songs (Alma Mahler arr. Matthews) | Traume from the Wesendonck Lieder (Wagner arr. Matthews) | Two Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler arr. Matthews) | Verwandlung

02/06/2018  --  String Quartet (Elgar arr. Matthews)

English String Orchestra | Conducted by Kenneth Woods | Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, WR1 2LA

Work details: String Quartet, Op.83 (Elgar arr. Matthews)

02/06/2018, 4.30pm  --  String Quartet No.6, Sospiri (Elgar arr. Matthews - world premiere)

Zoe Beyers and Friends | Elgar Festival | Worcester Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY

Work details: Sospiri (Elgar arr. Matthews) | String Quartet No.6, Op.56

05/06/2018, 1.10pm  --  Cap Gris-Nez

Julian Broughton, piano | Chapel Royal, 164 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EA

Work details: Cap Gris-Nez

01/07/2018, 3pm  --  Piano Trio No. 2

Leonore Trio | Concerts at Cratfield | Cratfield Church, Suffolk

Work details: Piano Trio No.2, Op.61

19/07/2018, 7.30pm  --  String Quartet No.13

SATB voices | Kreutzer Quartet | Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra | Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London

Work details: String Quartet No.13, Op.136

23 - 28/08/2018  --  At the Presteigne Festival 2018

24 August 2018, 2pm (event 5)
Variations for Piano -- Joseph Tong
St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, LD8 2AF

24 August 2018, 7.45pm (event 7)
Three Housman Songs -- Ruby Hughes, soprano
St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, LD8 2AF

26 August 2018, 12.30pm (event 14)
David Matthews at 75, a celebration and film with David and Barrie Gavin
Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, LD8 2AD

26 August 2018, 5.15pm (event 16)
Four Australian Birds -- Kristine Balanas, violin
St Michael’s Church, Discoed, LD8 2NW

27 August 2018, 11.30am (event 20)
Ein Celloleben -- Joanna Gutowska, cello
St Mary’s Church, Kinnerton, LD8 2PF

28 August 2018, 7.45pm (event 27)
Symphony No.4 -- Presteigne Festival Orchestra conducted by George Vass
St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne LD8 2AF

See the festival website for more details and booking.

03 - 06/10/2018  --  At the William Alwyn Festival 2018

The following performances will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Blythburgh, Halesworth, IP19 9LP.

04 October 2018, 10.30am
Lullaby (world premiere) -- Lesley-Jane Rogers, soprano / John Turner, recorder / Richard Simpson, oboe / mixed chamber ensemble

05 October 2018, 11.00am
Darkness Draws In -- Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola

05 October 2018, 7.30pm
Sonatina for Viola and Piano (world Premiere) -- Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola / Nathan Williamson, piano

See the festival website for more details and booking (should be updated soon).

08/10/2018, 8pm  --  Sonatina for viola and piano

Part of the Little Missenden Festival.

Sarah Jane Bradley, viola | John Lenehan, piano | St John the Baptist Church, Little Missenden, Amersham, HP7 0RA

Work details: Sonatina for Viola and Piano, Op.141

13/10/2018, 7.45pm  --  World premiere: White Flame

Sarah Connolly, soprano | The Nash Ensemble | Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

Work details: White Flame

04 - 05/12/2018  --  World premiere: Le Lac

4 December 2018
Civic Hall, 13 Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU

5 December 2018
Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

Orchestra of the Swan | Conducted by Kenneth Woods

Work details: Le Lac

08/12/2018, 7.30pm  --  Vier ernste Gesange (Brahms arr. Matthews)

Roderick Williams, baritone | Nash Ensemble | Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London

Work details: Vier ernste Gesange (Brahms arr. Matthews)

19 - 20/03/2019  --  Winter Remembered

19 March 2019
Civic Hall, 13 Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU

20 March 2019
Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

Orchestra of the Swan | Conducted by Kenneth Woods

Work details: Winter Remembered, Op.86

30/04-01/05/2019  --  Symphony No.4

30 April 2019
Civic Hall, 13 Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU

1 May 2019
Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

Orchestra of the Swan | Conducted by Kenneth Woods

Work details: Symphony No.4, Op.51

Other news

14/09/2017  --  CD out now: Tecchler’s Cello

Featuring Guy Johnston on cello.

Full recording details

27/09/2017  --  News from the mixing desk (updated September 2017)

Norfolk March was recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow on 17 August 2017.

The Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde) will be recording David's 14th Quartet at St Michael’s Highgate on 24 October 2017.

The BBC Philharmonic's recording of A Vision of the Sea, Symphony No.8 and Toward Sunrise will take place in November 2017, all three works conducted by Jac van Steen.

11/10/2017  --  CD out now: Violin Muse

Madeleine Mitchell and Nigel Clayton have recorded David's Romanza Op.119a for violin and piano together with other pieces by Berkeley, Harrison, Nyman, Poole, Puw and Wier.

A CD launch event will take place from 2-4pm on 25 October 2017 at the Royal College of Music’s Britten Theatre. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required and can be booked here.

Full recording details