The following event may be of interest to Edwardian scholars:
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer Frederick Delius. This weekend symposium, organised by The Delius Society in partnership with the British Library, focuses on the life and work of the composer and highlights why we should celebrate his many achievements.
With a packed programme comprising talks, a round-table discussion, live music and a showing on the large screen of the recent BBC4 John Bridcut film ‘Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma’ on Sunday, the weekend will also give an opportunity for delegates to speak with renowned experts in the field.
Speakers on Saturday include Dr Lionel Carley (Delius scholar). Live music will include a recital by Paul Guinery (pianist and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster), song and violin recitals by the winners of the 2011 Delius Performance Prize Competition, Natalie Hyde and Dominika Fehér, and a UK first performance of the winning entry of the 2012 Delius International Composition Prize Competition, composed by Michael Djupstrom.
Tickets are £20 per day but each day has to be booked separately. The price includes tea, coffee and a sandwich lunch and also a wine reception on Saturday. Continue reading