George Nicholson and Tom Owen London Premieres

17th London Wind Festival imageGeorge Nicholson's Caesura was originally written for an exchange with the University of Western Australia that took place in 2007, and it is dedicated to the memory of his father. The piece was played premiered in Sheffield by Peter Cropper (violin) and Darryl Poulsen (horn, visiting from UWA), with the composer at the piano and then played at other venues in this country. A few weeks later there were performances in Perth and Albany, Western Australia. But until now the piece has not reached London. On September 19 it is finally to receive its London premiere as part of the first concert in the 17th London New Wind Festival along with a new work – Overture for clarinet, cor anglais and piano– by George's former PhD student Tom Owen, who is familiar to Sheffield audiences as a member of Platform 4.

The concert takes place at the Music Room, Schott Music Ltd., 48 Great Marlborough Street, beginning at 7.30 pm.