London Sound Gallery
The Gesualdo Six are delighted to present London Sound Gallery – a festival curated by the ensemble that celebrates the talent and versatility of some of the UK’s finest young musicians.Upcoming Broadcasts
- 25th Oct 2020 5:00pm (GMT)
Performers taking part in the series include Fieri Consort, Helen Charlston, Ensemble Augelletti, Matilda Lloyd, The Hermes Experiment and The Gesualdo Six.
The inaugural festival themes include reconnection, new beginnings and reconciliation. In this spirit, The Gesualdo Six will be collaborating with each artist as part of their programme.
The London Sound Gallery online series will be broadcast in stunning 4K on Sundays at 5pm from 25 October to 29 November. Ticket holders will be able to watch live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until 1 January 2021.
London Sound Gallery is a response to the current crisis for the arts, providing a focal point for new programming and collaborative performance. Supporting this project by purchasing online tickets is a considerable and gratefully-received donation, helping to establish a new environment where artists can do what they do best.
In sixteenth century Italy, Claudio Monteverdi fundamentally changed the future of music, demonstrated in a rebirth of the madrigal style. Fieri Consort present a programme featuring music by Monteverdi and Marenzio from that crucial turning point in the genre of the Italian madrigal, alongside 20th-century and contemporary works that take this style and rework it into something new.
- 25th Oct 2020 5:00pm (GMT)
Throughout the last six months so much has been left behind. Countless pieces have remained prepared, but unperformed; stories ready to be told, but not yet heard. Inspired by the delay of their new commission ‘Battle Cry’, which seeks to re-balance the obsession with female abandonment and lament in the 17th century, Helen Charlston and Toby Carr join these abandoned heroines to bring to life some of the music they had most been looking forward to performing if 2020 had gone to plan.
- 1st Nov 2020 5:00pm (GMT)
The Hermes Experiment
The Hermes Experiment connect creative beginnings to nostalgic farewells and inevitable endings: works by Emily Hall, Errollyn Wallen and Alex Mills are performed alongside arrangements of pieces by Anna Meredith and Peter Maxwell Davies. Two new graphic scores by Anna Disley-Simpson and Jacob Fitzgerald will be premiered with The Gesualdo Six in a collaborative performance.
- 8th Nov 2020 5:00pm (GMT)
Ensemble Augelletti present a fascinating programme of music in its reimagined forms. Many composers gave new context to their music by reorchestrating it for different performances in their lifetime. Featuring music by Handel, Bach, Corelli, Graun and Schop, this concert celebrates the new beginnings that composers and their students created for their music.
- 15th Nov 2020 5:00pm (GMT)
Notes of yearning explores the idea of rebirth in a sequence of pieces connected by moments of fresh inspiration. Featuring works by Alessandro Marcello, Sofia Gubaidulina, Johannes Brahms and Laurence Bitensky.
- 22nd Nov 2020 5:00pm (GMT)
The Gesualdo Six
Taking inspiration from the turning of the seasons, The Gesualdo Six explore modern settings of ancient texts interpreting the mechanisms of the rolling and shining of the heavenly spheres, including four ‘Kepler Motets’ written especially for the group by Tim Watts, artist in residence at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy.
- 29th Nov 2020 5:00pm (GMT)