UK orchestras to champion 6 of the best pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years through PRS Foundation’s Resonate programme.
- Orchestras supported include Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 12 ensemble and Bath Philharmonia
- Pieces selected include Gavin Bryars’ The Green Ray and Three Welsh Songs by Huw Watkins
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development across all genres announces the 6 UK orchestras being supported through the second round of Resonate, a partnership with the Association of British Orchestras and BBC Radio 3, which champions outstanding pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years and aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of these works.
The orchestras and Resonate pieces to be programmed into their upcoming 2018/19 programmes are:
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Tom Coult, (Homage to Serafini)
- Orchestra of the Swan: Thea Musgrave, Green
- Bath Philharmonia: Gavin Bryars, The Green Ray
- 12 ensemble: Tansy Davies, Residuum
- Scottish Chamber Orchestra: James Macmillon, Veni Veni Emmanuel
- Sinfonia Cymru: Huw Watkins, Three Welsh Songs
Resonate is a fund and resource which aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of outstanding contemporary repertoire, as chosen by UK orchestras.
The Resonate database was created to demonstrate the scope and quality of new music already commissioned by UK orchestras and to encourage orchestras to revisit pieces which would strengthen their programming of contemporary repertoire.
Resonate receives additional support from The Foyle Foundation and the Boltini Trust.