'evergreen' Premiere / Orchestra of Opera North / Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
In summer 2021, Opera North put out a call for emerging composers to write new 60-second pieces on the theme of ‘Home’. These Minute Masterpieces would form part of our celebrations around the opening of the Howard Opera Centre.
We received over 200 entries from composers from all backgrounds and traditions. After much deliberation, fourteen pieces were selected by a panel comprising Opera North’s Music Director Garry Walker, Director of Orchestra and Chorus Phil Boughton, Professor Rachel Cowgill, Professor of Music, University of York, award-winning sitarist and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun and Matthew Kofi Waldren, conductor and co-founder of Your Turn Collective.
The successful entrants will have their Minute Masterpieces premiered by the Orchestra of Opera North in Huddersfield Town Hall over the next two Kirklees Concert Seasons, and all fourteen works will be recorded by the Orchestra in Leeds in spring 2022.