Commissioned for soloist Benjamin Baker. Premiered at St John’s Smith Square with Jonathan Bloxham and the Northern Chords Festival Orchestra, 9 May 2017.
The score can be viewed and purchased here.
“There, bang in the middle of what by common consent turned out to be the best Europe Day Concert to date, was the world premiere of a piece which went as deep and as high as anything on the programme: Stranded by Matthew Kaner, in which the solo violinist finally breaks away from the combative orchestra and walks offstage, still playing… I was taken aback by the ravishing beauty of the sound (Matt’s orchestration is a wonder) and the impact of the playing.”
David Nice, I’ll Think of Something Later, 16 May 2017