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Graham Fitkin ‘Wing’ (World Premiere)

Bristol800 Weekender

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Fri 25 November 2016

Graham Fitkin ‘Wing’ (World Premiere)

Bristol800 Weekender

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Fri 25 November 2016,

One of the leading composers of his generation, Graham Fitkin’s recent work has included a cello concerto for Yo Yo Ma, premiered at the Proms in 2011, and a commission for London’s Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Fitkin is also a West Country native, born in Cornwall (where he still lives), with strong links to Bristol and its musical culture, including St George’s.

His taut, propulsive music reflects a strong interest in technology and engineering, which made him a perfect choice for this special ‘Art of Flight’ commission. This new piece, Wing, to be given its premiere in the second half of this all-Fitkin bill, was partly inspired by a visit to the historic Bristol Aeroplane Company hangars at Filton.

He says:

I remember as a boy designing and throwing paper planes out of high windows and trying to get them to go further. And generally failing. I still wonder about this… Thrust and lift. Wings and flaps…”

Come and see Wing take flight for the first time.

The Art of Flight is supported by:

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This event is part of the Bristol800 programme, which is supported by:

Arts Council England, Bristol & Bath Cultural Destinations, Bristol City Council, The Society of Merchant Venturers, University of Bristol, University of the West of England

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