Judith Weir and Anna Meredith for York University series

Judith weirJudith Weir CBE, British composer and Master of the Queen’s Music, and contemporary composer Anna Meredith are taking part in a new music event series at the University of York.

The season will include workshops, concerts and presentations and will run from 28 April until late June. Judith will appear at the first event discussing her career to date with series organiser Professor Roger Marsh.

Anna, a York graduate and composer recently selected for the BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative, will lead a composer workshop on 3 May.

Other highlights include a lecture performance by French composer-percussionist Jean Charles Francois.

Professor Roger Marsh said: ‘Our Department of Music was set up by Professor Wilfrid Mellers 50 years ago, with a staff of five composers, and since then the composition of music of all kinds has been at the heart of our activity.

‘We’re really excited to host this series which celebrates the importance of composition at York, through presentations, concerts and discussions with composers and performers working at the forefront of contemporary music.’

All tickets for the series are free and can be booked at the University of York’s website.


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