June Unfolding in Macclesfield

This Saturday sees the first per­form­ance of June Unfolding by the or­chestra of King Edward Musical Society in Macclesfield as part of the Barnaby Festival marking the 750th an­niversary of the Royal Charter of Macclesfield. It seems like only yes­terday that I first met the or­chestra, but months down the line, here we are and re­hearsals have been going very well. Alongside my piece the pro­gramme in­cludes Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Beethoven Violin Concerto (per­formed by the orchestra’s leader, Melissa Court), the Apotheosis/Triumphal March from Berlioz’s Grand sym­phonie fun­èbre et tri­om­phale, and A New Song’s Measure for choir and con­cert band by Irish com­poser Fergal Carroll.

You can find out more about June Unfolding on the Adopt a Composer blog. Many thanks go to the or­gan­isa­tions that sup­ported this com­mis­sion — Sound and Music, PRS for Music Foundation and Making Music — but also to all the mem­bers of the or­chestra, con­ductor Tony Houghton and KEMS chairman Tim Ward.

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Chris Swithinbank looking at the score for ‘June Unfolding’. Photo © KEMS / Roger Dowling

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    Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch com­poser who works with both acoustic in­stru­ments and elec­tronic sounds. He is cur­rently a stu­dent at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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