St Mary’s Music School is thrilled to partner with CoMA to bring you this short concert for their 2022 Festival of Contemporary Music for All, recorded in Stockbridge Parish Church.
This special opportunity has provided a platform for the school’s Junior instrumentalists, who meet as a 14-piece ensemble under the leadership of two of our staff composers, saxophonist and arranger Rob Hall, and head of strings Valerie Pearson. The ensemble are conducted by the school’s artistic director William Conway.
At the heart of the programme is the flexibly scored work Los Arcos by Irish composer Fiona Linnane, from COMA’s Open Score catalogue. Also featured are pieces by improvising saxophonists John Surman and Paul McCandless.
A short discussion between Fiona Linnane and ensemble leader Rob Hall follows the concert.