Open Fund: St Magnus International Festival
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St Magnus International Festival (SMIF) in its 40th year plans to continue and expand its internationally acclaimed presentation of new UK music in a range of genres, to commission and programme over 40 world premieres.
In performances across a ten day event the Festival will premiere new works from an array of UK composers representing a diverse range in age, gender, experience and acclaim. New music by UK composers will feature in the majority of SMIF’s 40th festival with groups as diverse as the local amateur orchestra Orkney Camerata, the Hebrides Ensemble, Florilegium and Voces8 amongst others. The BBC will be recording both live performance but also creating magazine content about the work in this festival and this, alongside, the Festival’s ongoing reputation and PR and Marketing work will draw attention to a wide range of new work both for professional performers and young and amateur musicians.
SMIF is committed to working with music creators, from emerging to internationally renowned, across all genres. The Festival has a diverse artistic programme ranging from new traditional, popular and folk music to new works being performed within conventional orchestral and chamber concerts.
All the new work presented will be part of a significant international event, particularly significant as it is the 40th Festival and attracting more attention for all involved. SMIF represents the vast array of work being created in the UK today from the informal setting of the Festival Club Sessions to large scale concerts in St Magnus Cathedral.