The 60th birthday year of Mark-Anthony Turnage in 2020 is launched with a new horn concerto, Towards Alba, followed by opera stagings in Germany and Sweden and concert features in London and Aldeburgh.
Composer Sofia Gubaidulina, aged 88, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal at a ceremony in London. Her Triple Concerto receives its UK premiere in Manchester on 14 December with the BBC Philharmonic and Omer Meir Wellber.
2020 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Roberto Gerhard, who fused Spanish folk influences with modernism to expand the horizons of contemporary music. Concert and academic events include those in his native Catalonia and his adoptive home in the UK.
SPIRA, Unsuk Chin's new Concerto for Orchestra, receives its first European performances in early 2020, visiting Stockholm, Birmingham, Hamburg - part of a season-long residency at the Elbphilharmonie - and Paris.
Following the album release and world premiere performance of Karl Jenkins’s Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption, the new choral and orchestral work receives its US Premiere at Carnegie Hall in a concert honoring the 20th anniversary of The Armed Man.
Celebrate the iconic Hawkes Pocket Scores series with a new range of mugs, just released on sale by Boosey & Hawkes. Six designs feature classic scores by Bartók, Copland, Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff, Reich and Stravinsky.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra turns the spotlight onto Detlev Glanert with a Total Immersion day on 7 December devoted to the composer. Chamber music, film and discussion lead up to the UK premiere of the Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch, his epic score bestriding Heaven and Hell.