The York Spring Festival of New Music

A project by: Andrew Hume



from 16 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 12 May 2014
Bringing New Music to York

What is The York Spring Festival of New Music?

The York Spring Festival of New Music is all about sharing our passion for the music of today with as many people as possible!

  From the 9 – 11 May 2014, the City of York will be taken over by new music of every style and genre.  

We're passionate about bringing new music to the York community, and would really appreciate your help!

Run by an enthusiastic team of students from the University of York, the YSFNM seeks to bring contemporary music to the wider community of the city of York.  Our exciting programme of events embraces the vibrancy and exuberance of New Music. Highlights include Latrabjarg: a concerto for counter-tenor and electric cello, Carnivore: a musical performance promenade drawing inspiration from the historic sites of York’s City Centre, and Firewheel: a concert of new music interwoven with folk songs. As well as a day of Carnival Celebrations in York City Centre, featuring music, dance and drumming workshops! Our festival finale brings a Nonclassical club night to York, as Peter Gregson (cello) and Nwando Ebizie (DJ) join the York Spring Festival party, presenting a contemporary classical music in an unusual (but exciting!) setting.

The full programme can be found on our website,

Help us Celebrate New Music!

We've received some support from local sponsors including Sinclair Properties, Pitcher and Piano, and the online magazine One and Other.  Lots of this support is in kind which is extremely valuable, however in order to make YSFNM 14 live up to its full potential, we would be thrilled if could pledge some support. 

With your support, we'll be able to bring new music into the lives of as many people as possible whilst enriching the cultural and artistic diversity of York.

Involving the community in our project is central to its success, with your support we'll be to enage local schools and community groups in our Carnival Day in York City Centre.  This event is entirely free of charge to motivate the involvement of a wider audience.  

We're trying to encourage a diverse range of people to give new music a go, and with your support, YSFNM and Nonclassical will be able to create a Club Night experience like no other in York!

We understand that times are tough, so if you're not in a position to give a financial gift, we would appreciate your help in whatever way you can!  Please share our website, Facebook and Twitter feeds with your friends, family and colleagues to help us make YSFNM 14 a true celebration of contemporary music. 

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Thank You!

We hope that you’re excited by our programme. If you like what you’ve seen, please help us to make YSFNM 14 a reality by giving a gift. 

We want to make it worth your while, so please have a look at the column at the right of the screen to see the special ways we’ll say thank you and reward your support.

Thank you for your help! 

The York Spring Festival of New Music Team