PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is an exciting and free new music festival which forms part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, presenting 20 pieces of new music across two festival weekends in Hull (30th June – 2nd July 2017) and at London’s Southbank Centre (7th – 9th July 2017). The New Music Biennial will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
As part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 programme, PRS for Music Foundation's New Music Biennial will showcase new commissions and recent pieces by the likes of Errollyn Wallen, Gavin Bryars, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), Jocelyn Pook, Laurence Crane and Mica Levi. As part of this, Mahogany Opera Group has commissioned Emily Hall and author Toby Litt, to write a new mini-opera created with - and performed by - children: 'The Itch Witch'.
The Itch Witch will also be performed at the New Music Biennial showcase at the Southbank Centre, London 8th July 2017.
PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is generously supported by Hull UK City of Culture, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England, BBC Radio 3, Southbank Centre, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Cockayne, The John S Cohen Foundation, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Finzi Trust, RVW Trust, The Bliss Trust and NMC Recordings.