Eleanor Alberga - 'Strata' Symphony

25 January 2022, 4.30 PM - 25 January 2022, 5.45 PM

Eleanor Alberga

Victoria's Room, Victoria Rooms

Eleanor will discuss her thoughts on composition with specific reference to her new symphony, 'Strata', which will receive its premiere on 5th March at St George's Bristol by the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andres Kaljuste. The symphony was specially commissioned by the BHCO in memory of David Nash, the orchestra's principal viola and chairman, who died in 2017.

£5 student tickets will be available for the performance on 5th March.



Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Eleanor Alberga is a highly-regarded mainstream British composer with commissions from the BBC Proms and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. With a substantial output ranging from solo instrumental works to full-scale symphonic works and operas, her music is performed all over the world. In 2015 her commissioned work ARISE, ATHENA! for the opening of the Last Night of the BBC Proms was seen and heard by millions, and cemented a reputation as a composer of huge originality and consummate skill.    Alberga has gathered a number of awards, most notably a NESTA fellowship in 2000 and a Paul Hamlyn Award in 2019. In 2020 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2021, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to British Music.

Contact information

Michael Ellison: michael.ellison@bristol.ac.uk

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