Michael Stimpson has composed for some of the UK's most distinguished artists in the classical music industry. Performances include the English Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Allegri String Quartet, Maggini Quartet, Bristol Bach Choir, Exmoor Singers of London, Paul Agnew, David Campbell, Philippe Graffin, and Sioned Williams. The capital's foremost venues have hosted performances of his work: the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, and St. John's Smith Square. A number of festivals in the UK have included his works, and international recognition has prompted performances in Europe, the USA, and Australia.
In February 2014, his major work Age of Wonders was recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra, and will be released later in 2015. A CD featuring music and songs from Michael's opera Jesse Owens is also to be released, alongside a third CD featuring Roderick Williams and Sioned Williams.
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The Drowning of Capel Celyn
The second piece on the soon-to-be-released Dylan CD is The Drowning of Capel Celyn, commissioned and recorded by Sioned Williams to celebrate her 60th birthday, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flooding of the village of Capel Celyn to create a reservoir for the city of Liverpool. See below for a short film about the work. See here for archive BBC footage of the flooding.
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