The Hebden Bridge Lectures

Event Information:

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    A Composer’s Life - Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's music

    7:30 pmHebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

    Judith Weir was born into a Scottish family but grew up near London. She was an oboe player, performing with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and studied composition with John Tavener during her schooldays. She went on to Cambridge University, where her composition teacher was Robin Holloway; and in 1975 attended summer school at Tanglewood, where she worked with Gunther Schuller.

    In 2014 she was appointed Master of The Queen’s Music in succession to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. In January 2015 she became Associate Composer to the BBC Singers. Much of her music has been recorded and is available on the NMC, Delphian and Signum labels.

    Tickets are now on sale,  £10 – £8 concessions from  Hebden Bridge Town Hall - or from HB Lit & Sci • The Birchcliffe Centre • Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci • Tel: 07860 164422