Resonate: Symphony No.8 by David Mathews
About the piece
The Ulster Orchestra welcomes the opportunity to perform David Matthews’ Symphony No.8. David’s use of structure and tonality deriving from the great traditions of Haydn and Beethoven will resonate with audiences, while his inventive creativity will bring listeners up to the present day and his contribution to British music.
About the composer
Born in London in 1943, David Matthews’ musical language grew from his background and his interest in the music of Tippett, Britten and Maw. He is preoccupied with working in the great inherited forms of the past – symphony, string quartet, and lately oratorio – and finding new ways of renewing them.
Championed by Ulster Orchestra
Ulster Orchestra image © Benjamin Ealovega
David Matthews image © Clive Barda