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Bachtrack Composers Project: David Bruce (b.1970)

David Bruce © Neil Matthews
Bachtrack is asking the same six questions to many composers this month as part of its focus on contemporary music. Here’s what David Bruce had to say.
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LondonVoices Foundation

Bruce
Charles MacDougall; Voices Foundation Chorus

New York CityPunk, Funk, and Circumstance

© Caroline Bittencourt
Prokofiev, Marsalis, Britten, Bruce
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Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With a smaller programme and a humbler premise, the stars of the show – those young, immensely talented performers – could have shone even brighter
***11
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The value of Nothing: a dark thriller at Glyndebourne

Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Ursula) © Robert Workman
There’s something decidedly odd about pitching up at Glyndebourne sans picnic hamper, wrapped up in heavy layers, the aroma of mulled wine wafting through the foyer... 
*****
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Sophisticated Christmas sparkle at the Royal Opera House

Tai Oney (Hamlet) and Lauren Fagan (Lila) © ROH | Alastair Muir
Philip Pullman's exotic adventure about a girl determined to follow her father's footsteps gets a gently magical outing with Sri-Lankan inspired shadow puppetry and a strong cast. 
****1
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Silk Road Ensemble explores modern-day cultural crossroads at Carnegie Hall

Part of the Silk Road Ensemble
Formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas, took to the stage at Carnegie Hall Wednesday evening. Looking up at Perelman stage, you'd never guess the group was no more than a small ensemble.
*****
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Opening night of The Firework-Maker's Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre

Mary Bevan as Lila in The Firework-Maker’s Daughter  ©  Robert Workman
This week the Linbury Studio Theatre attracted an audience of the more minute variety with its dazzling production of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter. Based on Philip Pullman’s novel, the two-act opera transported its listeners into the realms of the Far East with papery costumes, Indonesian shadow puppetry and hand-crafted pyrotechnics.
*****
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