News & Reviews

Harvey’s Cello

As Harvey's cello is donated to St John's College, Cambridge we look back at his works for the instrument. Read more

Jonathan Harvey - Memorial service

A memorial service for Jonathan Harvey will be held in the chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge on Saturday 19 October 2013, at 12 noon. All are welcome. Read more

Jonathan Harvey day in Parma

On 18 May the The Conservatory, the Casa Della Musica and the Casa Del Suono of Parma will present a full day dedicated to the life work of Jonathan Harvey. Read more

Jonathan Harvey 1939-2012

After a long terminal illness Jonathan Harvey – a leading composer of our generation – died peacefully last night surrounded by his family. Read more

Success at RPS Awards

A RPS Award for Jonathan Harvey’s 'Messages' adds to Faber composers’ run of success: 7 out of 10 winners (large-scale composition category) in the last decade. Read more

The much-awaited premiere of 'Weltethos'

The grand forces of the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Choir (plus children’s choir), under the expert batons of Sir Simon Rattle and Simon Halsey, proved once again that Harvey’s is a truly unique and visionary compositional voice. Read more

Jonathan Harvey takes '80 Breaths for Tokyo'

In late August, Jonathan Harvey featured as the "themed" composer for Tokyo's International Program for Music Composition. As well as performing a selection of his chamber works, the festival included the World Premiere of his latest work '80 Breaths for Tokyo' which was commisisioned by Suntory Hall, Tokyo. Read more

All Harvey concert planned in Canada

The New Music Concerts Ensemble plan a full programme of Harvey's works including the world premiere of ensemble work 'Vajra' by the gamUT ensemble conducted by Norbert Palej at the University of Toronto on Friday 4 March 2011. Read more

Harvey Wins Monaco Prize for 'Speakings'

Magnificent news for Jonathan Harvey in his 70th year, when on 15 October he became only the 3rd British composer to win the Prince Pierre of Monaco Prize in Musical Composition. Read more

Harvey Curates Festival in Antwerp's deSingel

Jonathan Harvey’s music enjoys an enormously high profile in Belgium; it is regularly programmed at the Ars Musica festival in Brussels, his opera Inquest of Love was staged by Théâtre de la Monnaie, and he enjoys a close relationship with Belgium’s leading new music ensemble, Ictus. Read more

Harvey's Buddhist Songs Premiered in London

Jonathan Harvey has written two Buddhist Songs, to be premiered as part of this year’s City of London Festival at the new LSO St Luke’s venue. Soprano Ailish Tynan will be accompanied by pianist Simon Lepper. Read more

Jonathan Harvey’s Music With Wings

On 17 March the London Sinfonietta gave the first performance of a major new work for ensemble and live electronics by Jonathan Harvey, in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. It received its continental premiere at Ars Musica in Brussels on 21 March, at the closing concert of this year’s festival. Read more

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