Max – A Celebration| St John’s Smith Square

IMG_0464Max’s 4 publishers, his agents and some of his closest colleagues have put together a program to celebrate his life. It looks astonishing. The first piece to be played is the piece he was working on when he died. It is not completed and yet it is. He said about it to me, about two days before he died, ‘it is about changing identity, the music becomes silence, it vanishes into the silence.

In the nature of things, there will be many people who should have been invited who have not been – please circulate this and come – it is helpful if tickets are booked in advance to help us with numbers.


This Celebration is an opportunity for all to pay their respects to this remarkable man of our times, composer and communicator.

Source: | St John’s Smith Square

Behn Quartet
Centre for Young Musicians Chamber Choir
Lynda Richardson       conductor
Maxwell Davies       String Quartet Movement 2016
Maxwell Davies       Seven Brightnesses
Maxwell Davies       Lullabye for Lucy
Maxwell Davies       The Golden Solstice
Maxwell Davies       Farewell to Stromness

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies died on 14 March 2016. The concert will consist of chamber and choral music, including two new works, The Golden Solstice and String Quartet Movement 2016, led by the Centre for Young Musicians Chamber Choir, conducted by Lynda Richardson, and the Behn Quartet, plus spoken tributes. Speakers will include Sir Antonio Pappano, Professor Robert Saxton, Sally Beamish and Giuseppe Rebecchini.

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