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Recent and Forthcoming Performances

28/04/2017, 7.30pm  --  World premiere: Sunrise for string quartet

Onslow Quartet | St. Werburgh’s Catholic Church, Chester

Work details: Sunrise, Op.145a

10/05/2017, 7.30pm  --  Three Housman Songs

Gillian Keith, soprano | Orchestra Nova | Conducted by George Vass | St John's Smith Square, London

Work details: Three Housman Songs, Op.69

11/05/2017, 7.30pm  --  World premiere: String Quartet No.14

Kreutzer Quartet | Deptford Town Hall, London

Work details: String Quartet No.14, Op.145

31/05-07/06/2017  --  Two Nocturnes

31 May - Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland

4 June - Theatre Royal, Dumfries, Scotland

6 June - Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland

7 June - Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish Ensemble

Work details: Two Nocturnes (Chopin arr. Matthews)

20/06/2017  --  Dawn Chorus

Ex Cathedra | Conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore | St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

Work details: Dawn Chorus, Op.137

08/07/2017  --  World premiere: Variations on a theme of Haydn

Joseph Tong, Waka Hasegawa | Cheltenham Music Festival, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Work details: Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op.144

25/08-09/09/2017  --  Owen Wingrave

25 August - Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

27 August - An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk

8 September - Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin

9 September - Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin

Irish Youth Opera | Irish Chamber Orchestra | Ireland

Work details: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 (Britten arr. Matthews)

09/11/2017  --  Norfolk March

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Conducted by Andrew Manze | Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Work details: Norfolk March, Op.139

Other news

25/09/2016  --  CD out now: Airs, Blues and Dances

Features David's Montana Taylor's Blues performed by ​James Turnbull and Libby Burgess.

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25/09/2016  --  CD out now: Now Comes Beauty

Features David’s White Nights for violin and orchestra played by Rupert Marshall-Luck with the BBC concert orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

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05/04/2017  --  News from the mixing desk (updated April 2017)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved's recording of the second volume of David's complete works for solo violin will also appear fairly soon on Toccata Classics.

Sara Trickey and Daniel Tong have recorded three of David's works for violin and piano: Adonis, Aria and Romanza, together with two works by Faure, the First Violin Sonata and Romance, for Deux-Elles. This CD will be released in the spring.

The BBC Philharmonic's recording of A Vision of the Sea, Symphony No.8 and Toward Sunrise has been delayed but will take place some time in 2017, all three works conducted by Jac van Steen.

06/04/2017  --  CD out now: Complete Piano Trios

The Leonore Trio's recording of the three piano trios, plus Gemma Rosefield playing Journeying Songs for solo cello, has been released on Toccata Classics.

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