World premiere at Hepworth Wakefield as part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014.

The Hepworth, Wakefield
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The Hepworth Wakefield will host a world first performance by saxophonist Evan Parker next month.

Twelve for Twelve Musicians will premiere in The Calder at 4pm on November 23, as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014.

Evan Parker is a leader on the international improvisation scene and the premiere will be part of the festival’s celebrations of his 70th birthday earlier this year. Twelve for Twelve Musicians features a new group of instrumentalists and improvisers formed specially for the event.

Tickets cost £17 and £15 for concessions.

The Hepworth will also host a free concert called EEEEE (Early English Experimentalism played by Edges Ensemble) from 2.30pm on the same day. The ensemble will perform works drawn from the English experimental movement of the late 60s and early 70s in several gallery spaces at the Hepworth.

Both performances are part of the 37th annual festival, which will also feature BBC Singers, the London Sinfonietta and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The event - which runs from Friday, November 21, to Sunday, November 30 - will present 37 world premieres and 79 UK premieres at eight Huddersfield venues and the Hepworth. There will also be a programme of learning and participation events for families.

Visit www.issuu.com/hcmf for a full programme or www.hcmf.co.uk to book.