Joanna Marsh to mark 40th anniversary of the admission of women undergraduates to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, has commissioned Resident Composer Joanna Marsh to write three new works, commencing with Martha and Mary to mark the 40th anniversary of women’s admission as undergraduates of the College. On 22 October 2016 following a seminar with Sidney Sussex alumnae discussing their careers in various fields, the Choir of Sidney Sussex will perform the world premiere of Marsh’s new anthem Martha and Mary during Evensong.
2016 – 2017 season marks Les Talens Lyriques’ 25th anniversary - Operas by Purcell, Cavalli, Charpentier, Salieri, Mozart, Handel & Monteverdi
Culminating in his debut at London’s Royal Opera House for Mozart’s Mitridate in June next year, Christophe Rousset embarks on a rich season of opera with Les Talens Lyriques - from Purcell, Cavalli, Handel, Monteverdi and Mozart to forgotten masterpieces by Charpentier, Salieri and Pergolesi, to mark their 25th anniversary. From Israel to Italy, Spain to Lithuania, Rousset’s infectious enthusiasm for the baroque is in high demand.
The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra announce their 2016/17 season with a host of internationally renowned guest artists
Established in 1998, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly Oxford Philomusica) under Music Director Marios Papadopoulos MBE, introduce a 2016/17 season featuring a host of exceptional guest artist appearances, many of whom are returning to the orchestra for a second time or more. With music from the age of Purcell through to two world premiere performances by emerging University of Oxford student composers, the season is presented across a number of Oxford’s historic venues, including the orchestra’s home in Sir Christopher Wren’s 17th century Sheldonian Theatre.
Odaline de la Martinez champions opera, The Boatswain’s Mate, by suffragette composer Ethel Smyth in debut recording with Retrospect Opera
Odaline de la Martinez champions suffragette composer Ethel Smyth’s opera The Boatswain’s Mate in debut recording with Retrospect Opera. This period comedy written by British composer and suffragette Smyth was completed in 1914 and first performed in January 1916.
The Roundhouse presents Hannah Kendall’s first opera 'The Knife of Dawn' based on the life of Caribbean poet Martin Carter for National Poetry Day and Black History Month
On 6 October, The Roundhouse in Camden presents the world premiere of ‘The Knife of Dawn’, an opera based on the life of Guyanese poet and political activist Martin Carter, composed by Hannah Kendall, who won the 2015 Women of the Future Award for Arts and Culture. With a libretto by award-winning British-Guyanese author Tessa McWatt, the one-man chamber opera is premiered on National Poetry Day during Black History Month. It also marks the 50th anniversary of Guyana (formerly British Guiana) gaining independence.