CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
In 1908 Kandinsky heard Schoenberg's music for the first time at a Munich concert - it was an encounter that made him understand the full potential of an abstract art. "In your works you have put into practice something I have greatly longed for in music...the independent passage through individual adventures, the intrinsic life of the individual parts in your compositions is precisely what I too am attempting to find the field of painting." This concert traces their artistic exchange.Starting with a few prophetic works for reciter and for chamber ensemble which set the textual and instrumental context and including Schoenberg's astounding 5 minute poem for high sporano, Herzegwachse (first published by Kandinsky in the Blue Rider Almanac, it concludes with a full staging of Pierrot Lunaire, a 'cabaret superiure' for which we have traced documentation and sources to recreate the theatrical circumstances of the very first performance. The programme is completed with works by Liszt. Performers Eileen Hulse (soprano), Sally Burgess (singer). MusicLiszt (Der Traurige Monch La lugubre gondola and Elegie).MusicSchoenburg (Herzgewachse - pub Blue Rider Almanac 1911).DirectorMike Ashman.ConductorRichard Bernas.CompanyAlmeida Ensemble.
The Sound of Colour - Kandinsky and Schoenberg 1911-1912