Cheltenham Festival – Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now for our concert at this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival, at which we will be performing a ‘Mechanical Mozart’ themed programme. The concert includes our specially-commissioned wind dectet by Philip Cashian, entitled ‘Settala’s Machine’, for which we will be joined by Notus Winds, a Wind Quintet comprising musicians from London’s Royal Academy of Music. Additional musicians from the Royal Academy will join us for the final piece of the concert, Mozart’s Serenade No.10 ‘Gran Partita’

Mozart arr. Cashian Andante for mechanical organ
Mozart arr. Beamish Adagio for glass harmonica
Mozart arr. Butler Adagio/Allegro for mechanical organ
Philip Cashian Dectet ‘Settala’s Machine’

Mozart Serenade No 10 ‘Gran Partita’

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Workshop at South Hampstead High School

We had a brilliant time at our recent workshop with students at South Hampstead High School. We ran sectionals with their wind players, plus a masterclass, with a little concert to round off the day. The students were very talented, and great to work with. We loved how interested they were in learning performance techniques and stagecraft, as well as developing their musical skills. It’s always inspiring to work with young musicians who show this much promise!

Auditions at the Royal Academy of Music

We are looking forward to meeting young wind quintets at the Royal Academy of Music next week! We will be listening to them play in preparation for our forthcoming collaboration at the Cheltenham Festival in July. We’re performing a full programme of wind music and will be joined by students from the Royal Academy of Music for performances of Mozart’s Serenade ‘Gran Partita’ and our specially-commissioned piece ‘Settala’s Machine’ by Philip Cashian. Keep an eye on our Concerts page for more info.

Concert at Holywell Music Room, Oxford

We are happy to confirm that we’re performing at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford on 7th December 2014, for which we will be joined by pianist Michael Dussek, a regular collaborator and friend of the NLCE! The works we will be performing include Nielsen’s Wind Quintet Op.43, Poulenc’s Sextet and Mozart’s Quintet in E Flat K452. More information and details of how to book tickets coming soon!

New London Chamber Ensemble at Cheltenham Festival 2014!

We are very excited to be able to confirm the date of our concert at the Cheltenham Music Festival in 2014.
We will be appearing at the Pittville Pump Room on Thursday 3rd July, and are performing a ‘Mechanical Mozart’ themed programme. The programme will include several of our commissioned arrangements of Mozart’s works for mechanical instruments, Philip Cashian’s ‘Settala’s Machine’, which we commissioned in 2012, and Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita’, for which we will be joined by students from the Royal Academy of Music.pittville-pump-room

Watch this space for more information!

NYCO Coaching and Final Concert of 2013

This weekend we are coaching the National Youth Chamber Orchestra for their final concert of the year, which takes place this Sunday 14th July at the Royal Northern College of Music, starting at 2.30pm. We have so enjoyed working with them again this year, and can’t believe that next year will be our 12th year as resident ensemble!

The concert also involves the National Children’s Wind Orchestra, and works being performed include Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture, Ernest Tomlinson’s Suite of English Folk Dances and Kenneth Hesketh’s Danceries (Set II).

For more information and to buy tickets click here!

Concert on the Isle of Man

The NLCE is busy preparing for its forthcoming concert on the Isle of Man!

On Sunday 23rd June the Ensemble is performing its ‘Mainly Mozart’ programme at the Erin Arts Centre on the Isle of Man, as part of the Annual Mananan Festival of Music and the Arts, which is now in its 39th year! The Festival has a great line-up this year, with everything from a wide variety of music, to as art exhibitions, puppet shows and talks.

The New London Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Mainly Mozart’ programme gives audiences the opportunity to hear lesser-known but beautiful works by Mozart, originally written for mechanical instruments, and arranged by British composers at the invitation of the NLCE.  For more information on the Festival and to book tickets please click here.

You can hear the NLCE playing and discussing some of these works on BBC Radio 3′s “In Tune” programme

NYCO Residency Confirmed for 2014

The NLCE is proud to confirm that it will continue its residency with the National Youth Chamber Orchestra in 2014, its 12th year as resident ensemble. NLCE is firmly committed to the musical development of young people, and has built up a very strong partnership with the Orchestra over the past 10 years, which it very much looks forward to continuing into 2014.

To find out more about the National Youth Chamber Orchestra please click here.

New Management

pollyThe New London Chamber Ensemble welcomes Pollyanna Gunning as their new manager!

Polly comes to us with 14 years of experience in the music industry, including five years at Sony Classical, and nine years at independent classical record labels prior to that. She studied music at Goldsmiths College, where she developed a love of contemporary music, and is particularly excited that she will be working with us on projects involving newly commissioned pieces.

Please feel free to contact Polly regarding any aspect of the NLCE’s work. polly@newlondonchamberensemble.co.uk