This Sunday, 24 November, the RWA is proud to host the first concert of the NMSW 2013/14 season when the Bristol Ensemble String Quartet will be performing a programme including two contemporary classics and three world premieres.

The Royal West of England Academy are proud to host the Bristol Ensemble String Quartet for one night only in the beautiful surrounds of the Main Galleries. The programme for the evening includes:
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5
Geoff Poole: String Quartet No. 2
Julian Leeks: Anywhere Else But Here for String Quartet
plus two commissions from outstanding postgraduate composers –
Kostis Tsioulakis: New work for string quartet
Sara Garrard: Speech for string quartet
The concert will be followed by an informal discussion (led by Ed Davies, Head of Music at St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School), involving Bristol Ensemble performers and composers at all career stages.
Join us for this enchanting evening of fine music and the chance to view a selection of works from the RWA's 161st Annual Open exhibition after hours.
Tickets are £10.00 full price, £7.00 concessions, available from


NMSW is a exciting and genuinely unique music project based in the South West of England. A series of first-class professional
concerts and educational events (at some of the region’s most beautiful venues) will engage and inspire the region’s most
talented young musicians, while our workshop and composition competition (the NMSW Young Composers' Prize) will provide
them with invaluable expert guidance and the illuminating experience of hearing their music performed by Bristol’s leading
professional ensemble.
Schools, universities, the Bristol Ensemble and Bristol Zoo are all working together on NMSW to provide our most promising
school-age musicians with the skills and opportunities necessary to fulfil their considerable potential. Over the coming years
NMSW will be in a position to support the development of hundreds of young musicians and will make an enormous long-term
contribution to the cultural life of the South West.
The 2013/14 season runs from November to July and culminates in a major open-air concert by the Bristol Ensemble at Bristol
Zoo. For this concert NMSW is commissioning some of the UK’s best composers to write responses to each of the movements
of Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. The new works (including the 3 winning entries from the NMSW Young Composers'
Prize) will be performed alongside Saint-Saëns' much loved classic in what promises to be one of the cultural highlights of
summer 2014.

Sunday 24th November 2013, 6:30pm at the Royal West of England Academy (Main Galleries)