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 We are honoured to welcome the composer himself to Beverley, to talk about the new piece, about the process of composing, and about the dedicatee of this work – the late composer Hugh Wood, a profound influence on Matthews. Led by acclaimed speaker Lucy Walker, formerly Director of Public Programming and Learning at the Britten-Pears Foundation, the session will look back on Matthews’ life and career, and on the web of musical figures with whom he has been involved: he is much influenced by Tippett, and worked for several years in Aldeburgh with Britten. David’s brother Colin Matthews was a fascinating speaker here in 2018, and this session is sure to be every bit as illuminating: a special chance to hear a behind-the-scenes view of the music world of the last few decades, and of the real life of a great composer.

“…David Matthews’s purposeful, imaginative and inventive music…” (Gramophone)

David Matthews (speaker) | Lucy Walker (speaker)

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Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9AA
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Opening Times

5pm - 6pm (29 Sept 2022)

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