Mark Bowden’s new saxophone concerto is inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s extraordinary history of humankind; Sapiens. It forms the heart of this programme which explores the fascinating links between musical composition and literature – and how each can inspire the other. Also featuring the world premiere of Colin Matthews’ new setting of poems by Ivan Blatný, a Czech poet who was exiled to England in 1948, this varied evening of music and discussion will give you food for thought.
Mark Bowden Sapiens (saxophone concerto)
Colin Matthews As time returns (world premiere)
Simon Haram saxophone
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