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  • Jon Jacob talks to artists, writers, and audience members about classical music and the concert-going experience. Now in its tenth year.
    Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast
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  • Jul 7 2022

    The Endz is a production mounted by school children in South London, supported by the Multi Story Orchestra, a radical performance group well-known in the industry for mounting live performances in a former multi story car park (now known as Bold Tendencies) in Peckham.

    Since its Proms appearances in 2016 and 2017, the team behind the orchestra led by Kate Whitely has sought out new ways to enhance cultural experiences for the community its made its home in.

    But Multi Story’s vision and method feel slightly different from convention when you hear from two of their teenage collaborators Flame and Prince talk about The Endz – a musical setting of a play a group of teenagers created themselves in response to violent crime in their neighbourhood.

    The word is collaboration rather than education and outreach. Co-creation too might be a good word. And the other thing that’s important to stress is how Multi Story are helping young creative talent make the music they want to make rather than what the orchestra thinks they ought to be making.

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    21 mins
  • Jun 27 2022

    RPS award-winning composer and vocalist Laura Bowler talks about her newest opera 'The Blue Woman', and her climate-change inspired collaboration with Cordelia Lynn, 'Houses Slide'.

    TICKETS: https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/the-blue-woman-by-katie-mitchell-details

    Laura's new work Distance is premiered by Juliet Fraser and the Talea Ensemble at Cheltenham Festival on 10 July.

    TICKETS: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/2022/distance

    This interview was recorded on Monday 27 June 2022.

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    30 mins
  • Jun 6 2022

    This year Aldeburgh Festival celebrates 50 years of the artist development programme - a music-making experience rooted in the Suffolk countryside that has supported many of the world's leading musicians. In this episode, previous participants reflect on their experience attending the Britten-Pears Orchestra and courses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies now known as the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. 

    Contributors in order of appearance:

    Nicholas Daniel
    Jessica Mogridge
    Kirsty Matheson
    Caroline Clarke
    Julia Lawrence
    Mark Stone
    Jacqui Shave
    Jacqueline McCarthy
    Patrick McCarthy
    Amy Helen Forsdike
    Chi-Yu Mo

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    31 mins

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