London Philharmonic Names Mark-Anthony Turnage Composer in Residence

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed composer Mark-Anthony Turnage to the post of composer in residence, the LPO announced.
This past season, Turnage was the LPO's "composer in focus"; the ensemble premiered his song cycle When I Woke and his trombone concerto Yet Another Set Too as well as performing Evening Songs and giving the U.K. premiere of Scherzoid. As composer in residence, Turnage will work with the LSO's education department and its recording label, as well as writing additional works for premiere. The upcoming season will include the world premiere of the saxophone concerto Hidden Love Songs.

"When I worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra this season I found them an incredibly warm, responsive, and friendly orchestra," Turnage said. "They seemed really interested in collaboration and I'm looking forward to developing the relationship very much."

One of the most-performed British composers of his generation, Turnage has previously held composing posts with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, and English National Opera, which premiered The Silver Tassie in 2000.

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