Albums including a trio of Samling Artists, a newly commissioned song cycle and two premiere recordings, opera debuts across Europe, Samling Artists in the North East, and Benjamin Appl presents 'Inside Music' on BBC Radio 3 (and reveals what he listens to while cleaning his house!)
Music is, above all, about communication, speaking to its listeners across time and space. In our autumn newsletter, we invite you to drop into conversations in concerts and masterclasses in the North East and in London, where you can see the whole range of our work, from the youngest Samling Academy Singers to our celebrated Samling Artists.
Our theme of musical conversations began in July with our Samling Academy summer concerts at Saltburn Arts and Sage Gateshead. The semi-staged production, was directed and accompanied by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and Leo Nicholson, with lighting by Alex Edwards.
Michael Pandya joins the BBC New Generation Artists programme and Louise Alder lands a dream role at Glyndebourne. Anush Hovhannisyan makes her Wigmore Hall debut and tells us about a new programme for young singers that she has launched in her native Armenia.
We look ahead to our Academy summer concert project and to events in the autumn following auditions for Samling Academy and the Samling Artist Programme. We have news of a stunning UK premiere performance with Nicholas McGegan, RNS and Samling Artist Katherine Aitken at Sage Gateshead and we announce the first duos to benefit from our new Samling and Song residencies.