This month, François met the wonderful British film and television composer Laurie Johnson, who was being awarded an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University, London.
Johnson wrote the music to the iconic TV series The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals as well as the feature film scores to J. Lee Thompson's Tiger Bay (1959), Nathan Juran's First Men on the Moon (1964) and Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove (1964).
Doyle, Cowley and Bodie: The Professionals. Music by Laurie Johnson
Pervirella is to have its TV première on Wednesday, April 29th on the Zone Horror Cable TV channel.
François has completed production of the surreal electronic interludes for Brian Inglis's Second Symphony at La.M.P Studio EN5. The symphony using sound scultures by Edward Shiel, will be premièred by soprano Sarah Leonard in 2009.
François conducted the world première of his short piece Interludes & Variations on I Saw Three Ships for strings, harpsichord & glockenspiel in a Christmas Concert with the Camerata Santa Dorotea string ensemble at the Actors' Church, Covent Garden, London, on Saturday 15th December, 2007 at 7.30pm.
François Evans conducted the 81-piece Philharmonia Orchestra in a blistering performance at the Royal Festival Hall, London for the Barry Gray Centenary Concert, in aid of the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund. The event has received rave reviews:
What a fantastic night. Wish they would repeat
The concert was absolutely fantastic.
Loved the concert!