Online Event: Wednesday 25 May at 6:00-6:30pm BST
(1pm ET/ 10am PT)
Please join Boosey & Hawkes on Wednesday 25 May for a special tribute to the life and music of composer Harrison Birtwistle — a ground-breaking modernist, beloved collaborator, and one of the most influential figures in the world of contemporary music.
We will be broadcasting an online score reading of Birtwistle’s Night’s Black Bird on YouTube, and will be joined by his colleagues, and friends from around the world in the Live Chat.
We hope you can attend our online gathering to celebrate Birtwistle’s music and share favourite memories about Harry. Please spread the word about this event with your network.
Join on 25 May
How to join the Live Chat
At the time of the event, click on the above link to take you to YouTube. The Live Chat feature is optimized for desktops and laptop devices. To comment in the Live Chat, you will need to be signed into a Google/Gmail account.
While you wait…

Watch our recent video with Birtwistle’s editor of over 20 years, Sally Cox. Sally tells all about the editorial process with a Birtwistle score. Using the example of orchestral work Deep Time, she explains the joys and challenges of working on a fresh Birtwistle manuscript and shares her tricks of the trade to produce a final score, ready for performance.> Watch here
NMC’s recording of Night’s Black Bird with the Hallé conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth

UK premiere of Deep Time @ BBC Proms 2017; Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim