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Paul Patterson at 70

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 07 June 2017

Paul Patterson (c) In Focus

Paul Patterson (c) Universal Edition, Eric MarinitschThe Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester dedicates its two-day In Focus festival to Paul Patterson, who will be celebrating his 70th birthday on 15 June 2017.

Patterson – who was influenced by Penderecki and Lutosławski and taught by Richard Rodney Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music – has long been at the forefront of new music, his output includes everything from aleatoricism to simple sacred music.

As part of the festival in Manchester, ten pieces that span five decades of composition will be performed to celebrate his 70th birthday. Among the works performed are the UE works At the Still Point of the Turning World for ensemble, The Sorriest Cow of Capricorn for soprano and pianoand Mean Time for brass quintet.

The music of Paul Patterson will also be heavily featured at the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong in July 2017. Patterson is the festival’s featured composer and will be conducting a masterclass and giving a lecture on his music.

View the full programme of In Focus: Paul Patterson

Spider’s Web in Cambridge

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 12 March 2015

Paul Patterson (c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch

Spider's Web for harp and string orchestra by Paul Patterson will be performed for the first time in the UK on 14 March at the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge.

Elizabeth Scorah plays harp, Timothy Redmond conducts the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra.

View the full score

World première of Spider's Web

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 25 May 2013

Cappella Istropolitana (c) Cappella Istropolitana

The long-awaited world première of Paul Patterson’s Spider’s Web takes place today, 25 May 2013, in Kufstein. Bernhard Sieberer conducts the Cappella Istropolitana, Gwyneth Wentink plays harp.

Paul Patterson: Spider’s Web
for harp and string orchestra | 12’
world prem. 25/5/2013, Stadtsaal Kufstein, Austria; Gwyneth Wentink, hp; Cappella Istropolitana, cond. Bernhard Sieberer