When watching a classical concert it is hard not to wonder at the intricacies of orchestral performance, not only how the sheer precision needed in timing and tempo is achieved, but how the problematic sections of a composition are conquered by a conductor, or simply how a musician prepares for such a piece. Many of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ aspects of orchestras are never shared with those who want to know the most, their audience. CLS are launching a brand new concert series called CLoSer, which will help to answer many of your queries in an informal atmosphere with a glass of wine in your hand!
CLoSer launches on 22 November in one of East London’s newest venues: Village Underground. These concerts, in partnership with Spitalfields Music, are designed to allow you to get closer to our orchestra with ‘talking’ programme notes throughout the performance, post concert music and discussion, as well as the chance to mingle with our musicians. And we have three very different concerts lined up to satisfy all curiosities:
John Adams Shaker Loops
TBC Clarinet Concertino
Bartok Divertimento for Strings
Michael Collins clarinet/conductor
Poulenc Suite Française
JS Bach French Suite
Poulenc Le Bal Masque
Knut Nystedt Immortal Bach
Stephen Layton conductor
Milhaud La Creation du Monde
Mark-Anthony Turnage Eulogy
Gwilym Simcock Compositions
Clark Rundell conductor
Gwilym Simcock piano
Finally quench your thirst for orchestral knowledge and book tickets to get CLoSer to us!
Booking opens 5 September on 020 7377 1362 or spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk.
Tickets £15 (includes one free drink)
Early Bird Tickets – 20 £1 tickets available for each concert on a first come first served basis (phone booking only). Find out more here.