McEwen Commission 2021-22: Ailie Robertson

McEwen Commission 2021-22: Ailie Robertson

Music in the University | College of Arts | School of Culture & Creative Arts
Date: Thursday 24 March 2022
Time: 13:10 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Concert Hall
Category: Concerts and music, Social events, Academic events

Multi-award winning composer Ailie Robertson is the recipient of the 2021-22 McEwen Commission. This concert sees the world premiere of her new work, scored for voice, flute and harp.

Performers for today's world premiere:

Ruth Morley - Flute

Sharron Griffiths - Harp

Shuna Scott Sendall - Soprano

About Ailie Robertson
Ailie Robertson (b.1983) is a composer, performer and creative curator whose work crosses the boundaries of traditional and contemporary music. Winner of the ‘Achievement in New Music’ prize at the inaugural New Music Scotland Awards, Ailie has received commissions, awards and residences from the PRS Foundation Creative Scotland, Enterprise Music Scotland, the CCA, Culture Ireland, Celtic Connections,EIFF, and CALQ Montreal. Recent commissions include pieces for the 2019 BBC Proms, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sound Festival, the Riot Ensemble, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Bang on a Can, the Dunedin Consort, and the Glasgow School of Art Choir.

About the McEwen Commission
Renowned composer, teacher and Glasgow graduate Sir John Blackwood McEwen (1868-1948) bequeathed the residue of his estate to the University to help promote the performance of chamber music by composers of Scottish birth and descent.  Other composers resident in Scotland for a substantial period have also benefited from the fund.  In fulfilment of the terms of the bequest the University Court commissions annually a piece of chamber music for not more than five players and every three years a work for larger forces.


Please note, this event will not be livestreamed

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