YORK Late Music’s 2020 season opens with a trio of concerts next week, one on March 6, two on March 7, at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York.
First up, at 7.30pm on the Friday, Delta Saxophone Quartet celebrate the music of iconic composer Steve Martland alongside new works by David Power and Steve Crowther in the first half.
The second half has four pieces from Project Flicks: silent film with live music featuring Frank Milward’s Brian And Banksy and David Lancaster’s Rendezvous.
On the Saturday, York St John University senior lecturer in music Murphy McCaleb and his ensemble present Instruments Of Change, addressing the issue of climate change at 1pm.
Dr McCaleb is a bass trombonist and pianist who can turn his hands to classical, jazz, rock, pop, electronic and experimental music.
Later that day, singer Merit Ariane Stephanos’s 7.30pm concert tells the love story of the sun and the moon. Destined never to meet, their enigmatic relationship affects our lives deeply, rules our daily rhythms and fires up our imagination.
“The cycles of light and dark in which they are intertwined create breath-taking displays,” says Merit, who will be performing with Jon Banks on accordion, qanun and santur, Antonio Romero on percussion and Baha Yetkin on oud.
“Punctuated with Shakespeare and anonymous quotes and rhymes, our songs journey through musical styles, eras and languages, illuminating each other in an ever-changing light.
Tickets on the door cost £5 for the lunchtime recital; £10, £8 concessions, for the evening concerts.