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Melissa Bradshaw

Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces summer 2019 season

10:30, 3rd April 2019

Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced its summer 2019 season, beginning this month and featuring a variety of festivals, concerts and masterclasses by a host of prestigious artists.

Highlights include:

  • The first Festival of Classical Improvisation presented by Guildhall School’s Centre for Creative Performance and Classical Improvisation in collaboration with Imperial College London
  • The final of Guildhall School’s most prestigious award, The Gold Medal, this year showcasing four singers – mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, bass William Thomas, soprano Samantha Clarke and baritone James Newby
  • The Museum of London, in partnership with Guildhall School, presents Beasts of London: a state of the art, immersive and digital experience taking visitors on a journey through time, from before London was created through to the present day
  • The inaugural concert from the alumni-based Guildhall Session Orchestra
  • Guildhall’s second summer Chamber Music Festival: three days of collaborative student-professor performances
  • A double bill of Handel’s Aminta e Fillide and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis presented by Guildhall’s opera department
  • Ten performances of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, the school’s first production of the musical since giving its 1983 European premiere
  • A host of prestigious guest artists – including pianist Kevin Murphy, composer Judith Weir and the Delta Saxophone Quartet – working with Guildhall musicians in public masterclasses
  • Collaborations including four LSO Platforms pre-concert performances by Guildhall artists, and a side-by-side concert with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

For further information and ticket booking visit www.gsmd.ac.uk.

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