Spring 2018 Highlights

New Linda Catlin Smith at Principal Sound, 18th February
We’re excited to be premiering Linda Catlin Smith’s new piece for us, Uncertain, at the second Principal Sound Festival at St John’s, Smith Square. Smith takes words from Virginia Woolf and explores ‘a feeling of in-between-ness; how it can be neither day nor night, neither clear nor raining, and how one can be surrounded by others and yet apart – a quiet solitude.’ We’ll also be performing an eclectic range from Machaut to Nono, Rihm and Kurtág. More information here.

Ferneyhough Missa Brevis on disc
We’re delighted to see our 2006 performance of Ferneyhough’s Missa Brevis at the Aldeburgh Festival is being released on disc after 12 years, alongside his monumental orchestral works La Terre est un homme and Plötzlichkeit, on NMC. This was one of our very first major concerts and an event that has become part of our ensemble folklore – it’s a very special moment to see it preserved for the future in this way. More information here.

Words, words and not words at BBC Open Ear, 14th April

After our guest spot in the Open Ear Prom in September we return to Radio 3’s fantastic mix-up of new music with two pieces that share a wordy nature – Michael Oesterle’s brilliant All Words and a premiere from Amber Priestley, Help with Adverbs – and a work that has no words in at all, Lorenzo Pagliei’s Corpi Celesti, also receiving its premiere. Hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, the concert takes place at LSO St Luke’s in London and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. More details here.

The EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book hits Beverley

Fresh from performances in Milan and Naples, our Italian Madrigal Book’s next stop is beautiful Beverley, where we perform as part of the Beverley Early Music Festival on 26th May. More details here.

For more information, including booking details, about all our upcoming activities, go to our What’s On page.

We hope to see you at a concert soon!