New Piano Quintet by Cheryl Frances-Hoad
The Schubert Ensemble returned to the Spitalfields Summer Music Festival in June with the world premiere of a new piano quintet by the acclaimed young composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Inspired by the poetry of Ted Hughes, The Whole Earth Dances is a powerful single-movement ten-minute work full of beauty and reflection. The Ensemble gave further performances over the summer at Birmingham Conservatoire and at the Gower and Cambridge Summer Festivals. The Gower concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in early September.
Reviews: The Guardian South Wales Evening Post