TAIT WINTER PROM
SUPPORTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE
TUESDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2014
FLUTE: Nicola Crowe
CONDUCTOR: Kelly Lovelady
ORCHESTRA: Tait Chamber Orchestra
Changing Feet is a commission from the Tait Memorial Trust, and is receiving its premiere on 9th December 2014.
For solo flute and chamber orchestra, Penkin describes it as:
“Changing Feet is about changing pace. Leaving the world’s most isolated city to live in one of the most industrious and compact environments requires a huge mental change. This piece tries to reflect not only the mentality of someone who grew up in Perth, but the experience of moving to London and ultimately returning home back to Australia. This work explores what one could miss of Perth, be it the silence, the space or the natural beauty…”
Premiere of a new composition that was commissioned by the Tait Trust, by Australian composer, Kevin Penkin (Tait Scholar 2013/14). Performed by the Tait Chamber Orchestra, Nicola Crowe, Flute (Tait Awardee 2013), plays Kevin Penkin’s latest work entitled, ‘Changing Feet’ with The Tait Chamber Orchestra at St John’s Smith Square, London. Tait Winter Prom supported by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Live performance Tuesday 9th December 2014.
Kevin Penkin (b. 1996)
Perth-born composer Kevin Penkin is truly an up-and-coming star in the contemporary music scene. Currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London, he is a current Tait Awardee, and his work has been featured in everything from video games to concert halls.
His entrepreneurial approach to composition is both refreshing and exciting, with his work commissioned by the Perth Symphony Orchestra and the Perth Chamber Orchestra. His UK Concert Debut was by the RCM Student Film Orchestra earlier this year.