On 21st February at 10.00pm, Richard Causton's Nocturne for 21 Pianos, a work commissioned in celebration of Chopin' bicentenary, will be performed in a Chapel Lates concert in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. This very special performance will be given by Cambridge University students alongside young pianists from the Peterborough and Saffron Walden branches of the Centre for Young Musicians.
This event is generously sponsored by Miller's Music in Cambridge, which plans to donate the 21 pianos to local schools after the performance.
A cd containing five works by Richard Causton (Threnody, Rituals of Hunting and Blooding, 'Non mi comporto male', Sleep and Night Piece) has just been released on the Prima Facie record label (PFCD051) by the Continuum Ensemble, conducted by Philip Headlam. The soloists are Mary Bevan (soprano), Lisa Nelsen (flute) and Douglas Finch (piano). The cd also contains work by Kenneth Hesketh.