Symphonies of Time and Tide
*Live Piano and Cello Music in Hale Hall*
An acclaimed composer, conductor and broadcaster, Professor Stephen Pratt will discuss his compositional techniques, with a focus on his most recent piece, Symphonies of Time and Tide for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). His longstanding association with the RLPO and its musicians has seen him premier over a dozen works for the full orchestra and its ensembles. Stephen has written for The Guardian and Classical Music magazine and has presented shows on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Stephen Pratt holds Emeritus Professorships in Music from Gresham College, London, and Liverpool Hope University. He became Professor of Music at Edge Hill University in the spring of 2016.
Professor Stephen Pratt’s Inaugural Lecture will be followed by a cello and piano recital of his pieces with renowned musicians Jonathan Aasgaard and Ian Buckle.
Jonathan Aasgaard is principal cello with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and an established international soloist. Here he collaborates with pianist and director of Pixels Ensemble Ian Buckle in a recital which sets works by Professor Stephen Pratt within a varied programme of music for cello and piano, including the Sonata by Debussy.
- 5.30pm – Arrival and refreshments
- 6.00pm – Lecture
- 6.45pm – Performance
- 8.00pm – Wine and canapés