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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 again with Opera Holland Park over the summer. This autumn saw the beginning of our RE:Imagine series, which explores composers’ new interpretations and perspectives on existing works. Take a stroll with us down memory lane and see some of our highlights from 2015…

With the help of some brilliant cat gifs, we channelled our inner dancers for the tango-inspired CLoSer: To and From Buenos Aires. We also reminded ourselves just how weird cats can be!

The real dancers who joined us for the concert were brilliant, though!

 

In April, Russian-born New York composer and violist Ljova joined us for a special residency. He delighted us all with his beautiful blend of classical music, Russian folk, Klezmer and jazz, reflecting his own émigré roots. In anticipation of his arrival, we all thought up our favourite viola jokes…

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20 years at CLS…

Last week our Chief Operating Officer, Elaine Baines, celebrated her 20th anniversary with City of London Sinfonia. Having joined the executive team back in 1995, she is described by many as ‘the beating heart’ of the orchestra, and definitely the go-to person in the office for any obscure questions! 

We asked her to write a blog on her 20 years with CLS of her funniest memories, disasters she knew and most rewarding moments. 

 

When I was interviewed for this job by Richard Hickox back in 1995 he asked how long I thought I would stay. Laughingly I said ‘if I’m still enjoying it as much as I think I will you will probably have to pension me off’. We all laughed but little did I know the Fates were listening and sealing my fate! Continue reading 20 years at CLS…