The Guildhall School of Music viola day is on Wed 25th October. Performances will include my ‘Gestures’ viola duo in a concert from 11am and my viola sextet ‘Tri’ is being performed by a group of postgraduates to finish off the day in the concert 4:35pm.
On Saturday October 21st from 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm ‘Celebrating Sussex Folk Song‘, at The Old Chapel, Alfriston will include my Song of Three for choir and folk players and singers.
On Saturday October 28th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, the Riot Ensemble concert at St Nicholas Brighton will include my Miniataur for bass clarinet, ‘cello and timpani.
A new single movement for flute, viola and piano. It is, as its name suggests, somewhat romantic and slightly antique.
It is also brief – 3’30”
New music for trumpet and piano, including my ‘Mouthpiece’, will get first performances on September 21st at the Friends Meeting House, Brighton. The players are Fraser Tannock (winner of the Philip Jones Brass Prize, and the Royal Overseas League Competition) and composer and pianist Terence Allbright.
July 8th sees the premiere of my ‘Another Orpheus’ for string orchestra, by the Musicians of All Saints. The title is from a drama by Shelley which he wrote to support the Greek war of independence (in which Byron famously died). ‘Another Orpheus sings again and loves and weeps and dies’.
John Hawkins studied composition with Malcolm Williamson and Elisabeth Lutyens. He has written many chamber, vocal and orchestral pieces, which have been performed worldwide, as well as successful music for children,