Composer Produces Music for Radio 3
Year 12 student and young composer Sam is working on a new piece of music for the BBC to be broadcast on Radio 3 in April. The commission is the second part of Sam’s prize after he was selected as one of the winners in the Upper Junior Category of the annual BBC Proms Inspire Competition. Sam’s winning piece, Angry, was performed by Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, at a Proms Extra event at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in August 2016. You can listen to it here.
Sam is part of the National Youth Orchestra which is a group of 160 aged under 18, they meet three times a year for residences. Sam is one of six composers writing music for smaller groups. In the spring he will be writing pieces for about 30 or 40 of the musicians before preforming it with them on the concert tour throughout 2017. Sam has also been busy producing music which will be played during the interval of the latest SES drama production of The Crucible.