Month in Pictures: June 2013

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!

Opera Holland Park's resident peacock
Opera Holland Park’s resident peacock puts in an appearance

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.

Our brass boys at the Great Enormo
Our brass boys at the Great Enormo concert

We were joined once again by children’s poet Michael Rosen as he helped guide young ears through the sounds of the Orchestra.

The Great Enormo at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

The Great Enormo

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.

The Orchestra perform with our Principal Conductor, Stephen Layton, at Voices Now Festival, Roundhouse.

 Voices Now Festival, Roundhouse

We also had time to squeeze in a Meet the Music lunchtime concert at Guys Hospital in London, in partnership with Breathe Arts Health Research.

Rehearsing for our lunchtime concert at Guys Hospital, London
Rehearsing for our lunchtime concert at Guys Hospital, London
Images: James Berry, Rebecca Newman, Gillian Hunter-Gibbs, Voices Now Festival
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