Retrospective: CLS in Mexico

Last week CLS musicians and a few members of the executive team packed their bags and jetted off to the beautiful country that is Mexico for a 5-day orchestral tour. Joined by our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Stephen Layton and cellist Matthew Barley, we visited the towns of León, Guadalajara and Mexico City, performing … Continue reading Retrospective: CLS in Mexico

Our year in pictures – 2015

It was quite a year at CLS. We began 2015 with our Émigré series, full of music by composers who travelled the globe looking for fame and fortune, new artistic experiences, or just a safe place to call home. We did some travelling of our own when we visited Mexico in the spring, before setting up camp once … Continue reading Our year in pictures – 2015

Month in Pictures: May and June

The last two months at City of London Sinfonia have certainly been busy ones, with some sad ‘lasts’ and exciting ‘firsts’ of many projects and programmes. Back in May our residency at Opera Holland Park began with some fantastic productions of Puccini’s Il Trittico and Jonathan Dove’s Flight, while our Émigré concert series ended on a high … Continue reading Month in Pictures: May and June

Why should UK orchestras tour internationally?

Next week City of London Sinfonia will be flying over 5000 miles across the Atlantic for a tour around Mexico! We’re excited to be visiting Leon, Mexico City and Guadalajara for various concerts and education projects out there (you can find out more about the specific venues and places we’ll be visiting on our website). But why … Continue reading Why should UK orchestras tour internationally?

Month in Pictures: March and April

With New York musician, Ljova in town for our long-awaited, two-week collaboration, several more concerts as part of our émigré series and lots of education work, particularly with young primary school students, the Spring months at City of London Sinfonia have certainly been jam-packed.  A unique mix of Klezmer, classical music, Balkan Gypsy and jazz, we’ve … Continue reading Month in Pictures: March and April