John Kenny joins forces with the London based chamber choir Eclectic Voices, conducted by Scott Stroman, to perforn Kenny’s setting for solo trombone with voices and bells of “in Blue Water Icicled…” by the poet Eric Mottam, from his anthology from A Book of Herne. This will be the final event in a two day festival and conference celebrating the life and work of one of Britain’s finest 20th century poets.
John Kenny joins forces with the saxophonist – composer Franziska Schroeder in to perform and lecture at SARC, one of the most extraordinary and powerful electro-acoustic music spaces in Europe.
November 13, 13.00 – seminar. November 14, 13.10 – recital
The father and son duo Dragon Voices, John & Patrick Kenny, perform at the wonderful Fiddler of Strathspey Festival in North East Scotland.
Celebrating 36 years of collaboration between director Paul Stebbings and composer John Kenny, The American Drama Group Europe and TNT Theatre Great Britain premiere three new productions:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (adapted by Paul Stebbings, directed by Gaspard Legendre) – Premiere Munich Gasteig, September 30
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Moliere – Premiere Munich Gasteig October 14.
Mandela – a new play by written and directed by Paul Stebbings with music by John Kenny, premiere Munich Gasteig October 21.
The extraordinary quartet Nicholas Isherwood, voice, John Kenny, trombone, Roberto Fabriciani, flute, and Rohan de Saram, cello, perform “Aus de Sieben Tagen” by Karlheinz Stockhausen at this beautiful “very little festival” in the heart of the Cevenne region of southern France.
John Kenny leads the brass, improvisation and music theatre course of the 4th San Marino New Music project. A faculty of internationally acclaimed interpreters of contemporary performance spend 10 days in the magnificent environment of San Marino, high above Rimini, working with advanced students and young professional from all over the world. 2019 features a performance of the opera Rivale by our composer in residence, Lucia Roncali, at the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana Classical Music festival of Rimini on August 5th.
John Kenny performs on a new reconstruction by Jean Boisserie of the great Tintignac Carnyx, commissioned by the Corrèze region of its discovery. Part of a son et lumière event to celebrate the adoption of the Tintignac Carnyx as the official regional symbol of the Corrèze – Kenny will perform as series of his composition from the album Dragon Voices.
Sunday June 16th, John Kenny gives three recitals as part of the Royal Northern College of Music, Wind Brass and Percussion Festival, Manchester:
13.00 – Berlioz Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale.
16.30 – Multiplex by John Kenny, film by Kenneth McQueenie, with sound design by Chris Wheeler, plus the world premiere of Mirages for carnyx, contra-bass clarinet, clarinet quartet and electronics by Caroline Bordignon.
19.00 – https://www.rncm.ac.uk/festivals/soundscapes-of-heaven-and-earth/Company of Heaven for carnyx solo with large ensemble, by James MacMillan