Weekend Symposium on Delius 22.9.-23.9.2012

04/08/2012

 Weekend Symposium on Delius 22.9.-23.9.2012

Credit: Delius Trust


To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer Frederick Delius, a weekend symposium event, organised by The Delius Society in partnership with the British Library, is highlighting why we should celebrate Delius’s many achievements. It will be held at the Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.

With a packed programme comprising talks, a round-table discussion, live music and a showing on the large screen of the recent BBC4 John Bridcut film Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma, the weekend will also provide the opportunity for delegates to speak with renowned experts in the field.

Speakers will include: Professor John Bergsagel (Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Copenhagen); Professor Tim Blanning (Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge); Dr. Lionel Carley (Delius Scholar; President, The Delius Society; Archivist, the Delius Trust); Dr. Richard Chesser (Head of Music, British Library); Professor Jeremy Dibble (Deputy Head of Music, University of Durham); Digby Fairweather (Jazz Trumpeter and Composer); Bo Holten (Composer and Conductor of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra); Anthony Payne (composer); Dr. Jérôme Rossi (Composer and author of the first French biography of Delius; Lecturer, University of Nantes); and Dr. Nora Sirbaugh (Professor of Music, The College of New Jersey).

Live music will include a lecture-demonstration by Paul Guinery (pianist and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster), song and violin recitals by the winners of the 2011 Delius Performance Prize Competition, Natalie Hyde and Dominika Fehér, and a UK first performance of the winning entry of the 2012 Delius International Composition Prize Competition, composed by Michael Djupstrom.

Roger Buckley, organiser of the weekend symposium on behalf of The Delius Society, said: “We wanted to make these two days a celebration of the life and works of Frederick Delius during this 150th anniversary year. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the British Library, which houses the majority of the Delius manuscripts. Delius was a true cosmopolitan, so it is especially appropriate, and a great pleasure, to welcome speakers and performers from this and other countries to make this a truly international celebration.”

The cost for each of the two days is £20, to include tea, coffee and a sandwich lunch, plus a wine reception on Saturday evening. Delegates can book for one or both days. As this cost is heavily subsidised, no further concessions are available. Each day runs from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Doors open at 9.30 am.

To book, visit the British Library website: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/sep12/index.html

or telephone 01937 546546

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