MEIRION BOWEN - career profile cont.
Founder/Director, music-theatre/percussion group, The Electric Candle (1968-76), numerous performances in the UK & on BBC Radio, specialising in contemporary British & American works.
The Electric Candle - programme from 1972
Specially commissioned works included:
Other first performances included:
Also world premiere of:
(i) Numerous recitals with the soprano Kathryn Harries from 1978-1984, first performances include:
Meirion Bowen & Kathryn Harries rehearsing, St Ives Festival, 1982
Other twentieth-century repertoire included:
(ii)Piano accompanist at other recitals includes:
3) Music arrangements: works by Tippett
(all published bySchott Music International)
a) The Knot Garden: Version for 22 players Premiered by Opera Factory/London Sinfonietta & toured in UK 1984 Further performances by Royal Academy of Music (1985); Gelsenkirchen Opera (1987); Spoleto/ Melbourne Festival, 1989; Cincinatti University (1990); Boston University (1991); L'Atelier de Recherche de l'Art Lyrique, Paris (19940; Royal College of Music (1994)
b) Suite: New Year world premiere: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, January 1990; Australian premiere, Perth Festival, February 1990; European premiere, Cheltenham Festival, July 1990; recorded by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Richard Hickox (Chandos)
c) Water out of Sunlight: string orchestra version of Tippett's String Quartet No.4 Commissioned by Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and first performed by them conducted by Sir Neville Marriner, Royal Festival Hall, London, June 15, 1988
d) Song-cycle: The Heart's Assurance (version with orchestral accompaniment) Commissioned by the London Bach Orchestra and premiered at Barbican Arts Centre, London by Teresa Cahill (soprano) and LBO conducted by John Lubbock Recorded by John-Mark Ainsley (tenor), City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
e) Triumph: A Paraphrase on The Mask of Time, for concert band Commisioned by the New England Conservatory, Baylor University, University of Michigan, Florida State University, Ohio State University and Cincinnati Conservatory First performances by all of them during 1992/93
f) The Shires Suite: orchestral version First performed by Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 31 July 1995 First London performance by Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra conducted by Adrian Brown, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, December 1998
g) Suite:The Tempest. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the tercentenary celebrations of the birth of Henry Purcell. First performed by Martyn Hill (tenor), David Barrell (baritone), The Nash Ensemble conducted by Andrew Parrott, Purcell Room, London. 14 December, 1995; broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
4) Other Musical Arrangements:
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