Thank you to all who supported our raffle, to fundraise for our next two commissions from Roxanna Panufnik and Graham Fitkin. The winners are:
First prize – house concert from the Sacconi Quartet – ticket no. 13
Second prize – limited edition print of Emily Patrick’s painting of the Quartet – ticket no. 18
Runners up – signed copy of our new Panufnik or Fitkin CD, once released – ticket nos. 2, 6, 21, 44, 46, 52, 57, 60, 64 and 68
Roxanna Panufnik has written a wide range of pieces – opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, orchestral and chamber compositions, and music for film and television – which are performed all over the world. We plan to commission Panufnik to write us a string quartet, which will be premiered at Folkestone 2020 and recorded for Signum Classics.
Having worked recently in the same festival with Graham Fitkin and exceptional saxophonist Simon Haram, we would like to commission Graham to write us a piece for saxophone and string quartet, to be premiered at Folkestone 2021. Our second CD of Graham’s music will include this piece, Recur for Harp and Quartet, written for harpist Ruth Wall and us in 2016, and other currently unrecorded works.
Projects of this kind inevitably come at a price, and we are proud to be supporting some of the best of British contemporary composers. As well as seeking funding from grant-giving trusts, we are delighted to involve our Sacconi friends in the evolution and funding of these pieces. Thank you to all of you for your support and enthusiasm.