David Cohen and Rambert Orchestra premiere works by young composers

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On Saturday 15 June, cellist David Cohen and Rambert Orchestra will be performing contemporary pieces written by recent Rambert music fellows Gavin Higgins and Mark Bowden, and current music fellow Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

The programme will include works by Bach and Britten alongside a world premiere of Cheryl’s Katharsis, a new work inspired by the dance movements of JS Bach’s iconic Cello Suites.

Andrew Clements from The Guardian has said about Cheryl’s work, ‘At a time when it is harder and harder for young composers to establish a distinctive voice – too many styles, too much music easily available to them – Frances-Hoad’s approach is individual, quirky perhaps, but distinctly special.’

David Cohen and Rambert Orchestra will also perform Bowden’s Viriditas, a work which he wrote during his residency with Rambert, and Higgins’s Atomic Café.

Both Mark and Gavin have Soundcloud pages at which you can listen to some of their compositions.

While you’re at it, why not watch and listen to Mark’s New Music 20×12 commission from Rambert, What Wild Ectasy, a modern-day take on Nijinsky’s 100 year old L’Après-midi d’un faune.


David Cohen will be performing Rambert Orchestra on Saturday 15 June at Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s). Tickets are available via our website.


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