Michael Finnissy is a renowned composer and a Visiting Professor in Composition at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure. He will hold the world premiere of his Third String Quartet at St John’s Church in Wolverhampton on Thursday 23 April at 7.30pm.
The new music, plus works by other composers, will be performed by the Kreutzer Quartet and the event includes a pre-concert talk with Professor Finnissy from 6.30pm.
There will also be a workshop with Professor Finnissy and the Kreutzer Quartet on Friday 24 April from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm. This will feature musical works in progress by composition students from schools, colleges and universities in the region.
Entry for the concert on April 23 is £8 or £4 for concessions, and the workshop on April 24 is free.
For tickets and general enquires, call 01902 322898 or email: Vicky.Coley@wlv.ac.uk. Further details are available on www.wlv.ac.uk/sspal/stringquartetresearch/workshop
Michael Finnissy was appointed as Visiting Professor in Composition at the University of Wolverhampton in 2007. In 2005 he was the recipient of two British Composer Awards, from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He has also taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
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