It’s a new year, time to look forward, not back.
I’m looking forward to hearing new music in 2018. There will be lots of opportunities. Here’s one in Wales which will feature music from 19 living composers:
The Vale of Glamorgan festival
It is a shame though that only two of those composers are women. It’s good to find places that try and redress the balance. Here’s one I’ve come across:
Women in Music
If you’re in London and you’re quick, you might still get seats for the final performance – tonight, 30th December – at the Soho Theatre of
A bravura performance by the multi-talented Lucy Rivers in a stunning piece of gig theatre that has deservedly attracted five star reviews.
Lucy Rivers in Sinners Club (photo: Kieran Cudlip)
Impossible to choose any one piece of music from the year, so instead I give my prize to:
BBC Radio 3
Today they are devoting the day to the music of J S Bach, definitely one of the great composers.
And throughout the year Radio 3 gives us a feast of music. Long may it continue.
Happy Christmas one and all. My twelve days of Christmas series will continue on 27 December