First performances of pieces written by young composers on the 2019 Britten Pears Contemporary Composition and Performance course led by Jessica Cottis, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Colin Matthews.
In 2019 conductor Jessica Cottis and composers Mark-Anthony Turnage and Colin Matthews led the internationally renowned Britten Pears Contemporary Composition and Performance course. This year the course participants reunite to present the first performances developed on the course by exciting young composers. The programme also includes Turnage's opener, and a dramatic first performance from 2021-22 Britten Pears Young Artists Robin Haigh and trombone quartet Slide Action. The concerto for four trombone soloists and large ensemble is tailor-made for the theatricality and dynamism of the group, evoking the bombast of film trailer music and the “banal tragedy” of TV adverts.