EVENTS

13 June 2019

WIGMORE HALL   “For Crying Out Loud”

Miyabi Guitar Duo play from Wild Goose

 

23 May 2019          

We are moving house, from the Cotswolds to Suffolk

 

16 May 2019       

Mayabi Guitar Duo perform pieces from Wild Goose

Royal Academy of Music

 

14 May 2019

Geoffrey Poole plays Poole I CHING  The Concubine,

Follow The River, The Last Straw  

Bristol Music Rooms

 

26 April 2019

Ruscombe Duo (Benjamin Dry, cello: Geoffrey Poole, piano)

At Stroud Christian Community

Beethoven Sonata op.69, Schumann Fantasiestucke,

Poole I Ching selection  The Concubine, Follow The River, Hand In Hand,

Forty Years Come April

 

6 April 2019

Reflection (setting Yeats in memoriam Sir John Manduell)

Lesley Jane Rogers (sop) and ensemble

Cosmo Rodewald Hall Manchester

                          

January – April 2019

Geoffrey records his completeI CHING SONATA

(64 movements, 150+ minutes, composed 2001-2018)

as composer/pianist for forthcoming double CD with PRIMA FACIE

 

NEW PUBLISHER!!     April 2019

Geoffrey Poole is proud to place his recent and forthcoming compositions in a wonderful home with UNITED MUSIC PUBLISHING.

New titles include:

RHAPSODY for VIOLIN and PIANO

(as on Madeleine Mitchell’s acclaimed CD, Violin Muse)

RHAPSODY for VIOLIN and ORCHESTRA version

ELEGY for cello and piano

DROP FROM ABOVE for SATB choir

JURASSIC TANGO – a retake of Carnival of the Animals (Fossils)

GREENSHAFT SONATA   Etc etc.

See   ump.co.uk/composer/Geoffrey-Poole

 

Works assigned to EDITION PETERS,  also MAECENAS and FORSYTH

happily remain in their distinguished catalogues

 

12 Dec 2018

Thin Ice(cantata in Inuit vocabulary on the melting icecaps)

Gemini (Sarah Leonard, Ian Mitchell, Joby Burgess) St Pauls Bristol

 

4 Oct 2018

Reflection* (Yeats)

Lesley Jane Rogers (sop) and ensemble

William Alwyn Festival, Blythborough Suffolk

 

31 Oct 2017

Imerina   BBC broadcast premiere by BBC Singers, Nicholas Kok

Two poems by Rabierivelo

 

RHAPSODY for Violin and Piano – CD Launch “Violin Muse”

 

Released on Divine Art Records       SOUNDS MAGAZINE REVIEW:

Well, here’s a pretty exciting CD ……  ‘Rhapsody’ by Geoffrey Poole, a work for violin and piano or orchestra … virtuosity in composition, as well as performance, with moments of pizzicato, harmonics, cascading arpeggios, etc, all the while Mitchell’s tone is balanced by the wonderful accompaniment of Nigel Clayton on piano. With sections of beauty, contrasted by intensity, which at times is almost overwhelming, is the feeling I get whilst listening to this opening work on the CD.

A truly inspired work and totally convincing performance of it.

29 Jan 2017

Look Behind You!

NEC Prep School and Times Arrow,  Boston Mass. USA

 

19 Nov 2016

Elegy * (for Keith Nimmo)

Benjamin Dry (cello) Geoffrey Poole (piano)

Gloucester Cathedral

 

30 April 2016

Greenshaft Sonata *

Zephrian Ensemble, Bath

 

 

NEW CD

April

Contemporary music for John Turner (recorder) and string quartet:

Geoffrey Poole    City Square (premiere)

Bristol Music Club, Clifton

Tuesday 19th May at 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Jolyon Laycock (Tenor) and Geoffrey Poole (piano)

 

Geoffrey Poole   The Eye of the Blackbird

First performance of settings of Wallace Stevens, arranged from the oratorio Blackbird (1993).

Link

Stroud Christian Community, Cainscross Road

Friday 29th May at 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Benjamin Dry (cello) and Geoffrey Poole (piano)

A classical recital featuring: Beethoven Sonata in A op.69

Poole    Ricercare

Brahms Sonata in F op.98 and other items

Collection, shared between the artists and the Community

Link

At the Royal West of England Academy of Art, Clifton

Sunday 7th June at 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Music and Art: 1   Presented by New Music South West

Geoff Poole    NEW WORK

Written in response to work in the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and to the work of Shanghai based artist Zhang Enli

Link

At Hauser & Wirth, Bruton

Saturday 13th June at 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Music and Art: 2   Presented by New Music South West

Geoff Poole    NEW WORK

Written in response to work in the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and to the work of Shanghai based artist Zhang Enli exhibited all around the music

Link

At Holy Trinity Church, Stroud

Saturday 27th June at 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Madeleine Mitchell (violin soloist)

and

Stroud Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jonathan Trim

Geoffrey Poole    Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (world premiere)

Link

COMING SOON on BBC Radio 3

Geoffrey Poole    Harmonice Mundi (The Harmony of the Spheres)

A celebrated early Poole work for string quartet and piano, recently performed under the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s ENCORE scheme (which aims to keep British masterworks in the repertoire).

Recorded in London by the Barbican Quartet, 4 December 2014

St. Peter’s Church, Shaftesbury

Saturday 19th September 6.30pm – 8.15pm

Madeleine Mitchell (violin) and Geoff Poole (piano)

Sadie Harrison    Aurea Luce (world premiere)

Brahms and Beethoven

Link