RCM students to premiere London businessman's new piece

20 June 2014, 16:53

Students from the Royal College of Music will put on a special free fundraising concert to support charity Sue Ryder, featuring the first ever performance of a piece composed by London businessman and entrepreneur Bob Wigley.

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The concert, taking place on July 2nd, will star the Royal College of Music Students' Film Orchestra in a programme of specially picked film scores ranging from Michael Kamen to John Williams.

However, one slot in the programme will be dedicated to a new composition from Bob Wigley. The piece, originally written for symphony orchestra, has been re-scored for the occasion by fellow composer Dani Howard.

Wigley is already a member of the Royal College of Music Council. The concert will also include another UK premiere - previously unperformed music from Nino Rota's score to Death On The Nile.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Sue Ryder charity, which is dedicated to helping families of people affected by terminal illnesses.Tickets are available here.

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