London Sinfonietta to launch new digital channel2:15, 11th November 2019
London Sinfonietta is launching a new digital music channel, featuring streamed concerts, conversations with composers, podcasts and more.
The channel will launch with two live events, the first of which takes place on Sunday 12 January 2020, at Southbank Centre’s Spiritland Royal Festival Hall. It will feature an artist discussion with the creative team behind chamber opera CAVE by Tansy Davies and Nick Drake, first performed in June 2018 at Printworks London by tenor Mark Padmore and mezzo soprano Elaine Mitchener (also present for the talk). An exclusive online streaming of the opera will be available online for the remainder of the London Sinfonietta’s 2019/20 season, and a short live performance will also take place at the event.
Next, on Monday 17 February 2020, a second event at Spiritland will feature conversations with musicians and composers Matthew Herbert and Anna Meredith. Hosted by cellist Zoe Martlew, the evening will form live editions of a podcast to be found on the new channel, The Music That Made Me.
‘The London Sinfonietta’s new digital channel is a way of presenting the work of the ensemble in other ways than live concerts for those who can’t make those events,’ says Andrew Burke, chief executive and artistic director of the London Sinfonietta. ‘It’s exciting to create video and audio series’ about the new music we perform which we hope will reach and interest a wide audience. We also plan to explore the idea of work made for the channel that can’t be performed live and explores the possibilities of digital technology.’