• Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is here!

    Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2016-11-14


This week we see the return of the fabulous Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf), and with it a whole host of original performances, talks, events and displays to get your teeth into. hcmf Plan your visit to the hcmf festival There is a great online guide to the ten day programme to help you plan your visit, and you can also download the whole brochure to flick through at your leisure. Jennifer Walshe opens the festival We are really looking forward to seeing renowned composer Jennifer Walshe in her collaboration with Arditti Quartet on the opening evening of the festival. You can book tickets for that here , but also check out the Q&A session she did with hcmf back in August. Read all about the history of hcmf If you fancy learning a bit more about the festival and it's roots in Huddersfield, have a look at the beautiful book Explosions in November by Richard Steinitz. It tells the story of one of Europe’s leading cultural institutions  through the eyes of its founder and former artistic director, Professor Richard Steinitz. From its modest beginnings in 1978, when winter fog nearly sabotaged the inaugural programme, to today’s internationally renowned event, hcmf has been a pioneering champion of the best in contemporary music. Of course we think it is a fabulous book, but check out some of the great reviews from music experts too: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/music/classical/article3233511.ece https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/525CF0980CF34CFBAC0DADCDDEB824B8/S0040298212000174a.pdf/book-reviews.pdf
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