(1968 - )
Kenneth Hesketh began composing whilst a chorister at Liverpool Cathedral. He has received many commissions from major performing organisations in Europe, Canada and the US. Susanna Malkki chose his work for her opening concert as Music Director of Ensemble intercontemporain and his music has been featured in concerts by Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Orchester Baden-Baden, Psappha, the ASKO ensemble and BBC NOW. Hesketh’s works for symphonic wind band have become contemporary classics of the genre (Danceries, Masque, Diaghilev Dances). Regular performances of them around the world have led to British, Japanese, American and Canadian commercial recordings.
News & Reviews
Faber Music is delighted to announce that composer Kenneth Hesketh’s colourful work for brass band The Alchymist’s Journal has been selected by the Music Panel of Kapitol Music Promotions as a test piece for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (First Section). Read more
Kenneth Hesketh's 'Rumpole and Father Christmas' is a 10-minute work for narrator and orchestra, setting John Mortimer's heart-warming seasonal tale about fictional barrister Horace Rumpole. Lesley Garrett premieres the work with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Ian Tracey on 17 December. Read more