The arrival of June meant one thing here at CLS Towers; a return to the capital’s favourite opera festival: Opera Holland Park. The season started on Tuesday 4 June with a double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci with the Orchestra receiving some great reviews. The park’s resident peacocks have been in action stalking the orchestra pit and terrorising a few musicians too!
On Saturday 15 June we took Mr Enormo Biggins’ fun filled theme park to the Idea Store, Whitechapel as part of our CLoSer partner’s Spitalfields Music’s Summer Festival.
We were joined once again by children’s poet Michael Rosen as he helped guide young ears through the sounds of the Orchestra.
On 23 June we joined our Principal Conductor, Stephen Layton, and a whole host of talented choirs at the Voices Now Festival at the Roundhouse, for the world premiere of City Songs; a new commission by Eriks Esenvalds, featuring Grammy Award winner Imogen Heap.