Oliver Davis and New Combinations
30th January 2018
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music 1994, Oliver Davis set up We Write Music in 1997. He has since gone on to become a highly regarded, award-winning composer of numerous international advertising campaigns, feature films, TV dramas, and animated series.
Davis's debut album Flight — a concerto for violin and strings premiered at St Martin in the Fields and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra with soloist Kerenza Peacock — was released in March 2015 and quickly rose to number 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts with 5-Star reviews in both the UK and US.
Davis has also written many works for the stage and concert hall including the Royal Ballet's Within the Hours, his first ballet collaboration with Erico Montes.
February sees both a New York City Ballet world premiere on the 1st and the launch of his CD, Liberty, from Signum records a day later. April 26 brings the world premiere of a commissioned score for the San Franciso Ballet's Unbound Festival, Edwaard Liang's third collaboration with Davis's exquisite dance-inspiring compositions.
New York City Ballet premiere
New York City Ballet founder George Balanchine famously said, "There are no new steps, only new combinations," and each year the company pays homage to that affirmation. Following 2016's ten in seven at the Fall Gala, Corps de Ballet Member Peter Walker will premiere his second work for NYCB on the company's annual New Combinations program with a score by Davis: dance odyssey. It premieres Thursday February 1 2018 with addtional performances February 3, 8, 9, 11, April 28, May 1, 22, and 23.
Also on several of the New Combinations performances will be John Corigliano's The Red Violin choreographed by Peter Martins.
Tickets are available from New York City Ballet.
San Francisco Ballet premiere
Liang's The Infinite Ocean, set to Davis's new score, will debut Thursday April 26 2018 with addtional performances April 28, May 1, and 5.
Also on these Unbound Festival performances will be music by Philip Glass and Michael Nyman in Dwight Rhoden's choreography entitled, Let's Begin at the End.
Tickets are available from San Francisco Ballet.
Enjoy the dance odyssey selection for NYC Ballet on Spotify
You can buy Liberty beginning February 2 2018, its release date