A quick round-up of our activity in June
Photos and reactions: Violet
June saw the start of our national tour of Violet. Combining the acclaimed talents of writer Alice Birch (TV adaptations include Normal People; film Lady Macbeth; stage Anatomy of a Suicide) and rising star composer Tom Coult (commissioned by First Night of the Proms; currently resident composer at the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra), this is opera for now and about now.
Violet is the best new British opera in years The Telegraph
Accomplished and fascinating new work The Stage
Metaphysical disorder bubbles beneath every surface Broadway World
Great afternoon at @BrittenPears seeing Alice Birch & @tomcoult’s highly anticipated, unsettling and utterly absorbing opera Violet. A must-see on tour with @MTW_tweets & @Ldn_Sinfonietta for the next couple of weeks! pic.twitter.com/ZTn35RORhr— Harriet Wybor (@HarrietWybor) June 5, 2022
Composition workshops in Wales
On 20th June we had the privilege of sharing a composer workshop with the incredibly talented students at Bangor University, Joe Davis, Hero Douglas, Polly Olden-Chandler and Ivan Pierre Quiterio. Remember these names because we predict that we'll hear a lot more from them in years to come!
With thanks to Music Theatre Wales for making this partnership possible.
It sounded great! Very proud of our @BangorUni student composers (Joe Davis, @herodouglas, @PollyTheEgg, Ivan Pierre Quiterio) who took part in the Composer Workshop with @Ldn_Sinfonietta & @MTW_tweets 20/6/22.👏Some superb playing by @PaulSViola & Michael Cox (fl). Thanks to all pic.twitter.com/ObXvRAjXAh— Music, Drama and Performance, Bangor University (@MDPBangor) June 21, 2022
Houses Slide: revival at Aldeburgh Festival
A little under one year ago, we premiered Laura Bowler's 'Houses Slide', the first classical music concert to be powered entirely by bicycles and so it was extra special to be part of the revival at Aldeburgh Festival in 2022.
You can also watch our world premiere performance of Houses Slide on our YouTube channel:
New events this summer
Musicians of Tomorrow
Thursday 14 July, 7.30pm
Grand Junction, London
After an inspiring course of exploration and tuition with our Principal Players, this season’s best young musicians present the fruits of their labours with a captivating performance of new music.Find tickets
Untold Stories: Anil Sood
Friday 22 July, 8pm
The Stage Door, Southampton
Join us in Southampton for the world premiere showing of a new Community Commissions film, 'Untold Stories: Anil Sood' by Alys Scott-Hawkins and Benjamin Oliver.Find tickets
And one last thing!
...a rather unexpected but fun post from one of our followers on Twitter:
Published: 30 Jun 2022