Posted: 21 April 2003
The Edna Iles Memorial Concert in May 2003 will feature Alan Bush's Nocturne for Piano (Op. 46).
Edna Iles, one of the leading British pianists of the early 20th century who died aged 97 in January 2003, gave the first performance of Nocturne at a MacNaghten Concert in London in March 1958. The first two movements were withdrawn after this first performance and the whole work was later orchestrated by the composer as Variations, Nocturne and Finale on an English Seasong (Op. 60). Nocturne is intended to evoke the nostalgia of a long sea voyage.
The piano version will be performed by Duncan Honeybourne at this concert in memory of Edna Iles, which includes music by Beethoven, Ernst Bloch, Chopin, Medtner and Rachmaninov.
The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday, 8th May 2003 at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, UK.
Tickets are £8 (Concessions £6).