The EIO has been delighted to work with Peter Longworth on two occasions in the past, and we’re thrilled to be working on this third collaboration, our biggest yet.
Recently Pete has written for the Hebrides Ensemble and the Edinburgh Quartet, and has worked on the LPO’s young composers’ programme.
The scope for the current piece is the centrepiece of the EIO’s ambitious education programme, and will feature a narrator, a choir of 200 Edinburgh school children, and our chamber orchestra.
Pete said of this commission, ‘I am very excited indeed to be commissioned to write again for the EIO. I have written for them in the past and been impressed by the results. Now that the orchestra is relaunching as a professional ensemble, I am looking forward to the possibilities that this brings with it.’