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London Sinfonietta Highlights: June 2022

Richard Burkhard and Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks acting the in the Violet Premiere at Aldeburgh Festival 2022

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

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.

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

London Sinfonietta Academy

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.

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Untold Stories: Anil Sood

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.

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And one last thing!


...a rather unexpected but fun post from one of our followers on Twitter:

Published: 30 Jun 2022