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Sep 15 2021

New Beginnings

After more than a year of working online we are overjoyed that live activities are resuming and we couldn’t think of a better way to start than with our flagship Samling Artist Programme, held for the first time at Marchmont House in a new creative partnership.

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After rescheduling four times, our residential Samling Artist Programme went ahead in July under strict Covid protocols, with leaders Sir Mark Elder, Sir Thomas Allen, Yvonne Kenny and Alex Jennings and guest artist Jonathan Dove.

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Composer Jonathan Dove shares thoughts about composing for singers and tells us which of his opera characters he’d most like to have dinner with in our Samling Shorts interview.

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Sep 15 2021

Man, Woman, Child

‘I can’t sing, I can only sing through you. My task is to offer you something that will allow you to make a connection and take the texts out into the world’.
Jonathan Dove shares some insights with into the composition process of the new duet cycle ‘Man, Woman, Child’ which Samling Institute has commissioned from him.

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A host of Samling Artists at the 20th anniversary Oxford Lieder, Samling Artists in the North East and our regular round up of awards, new recordings and other news.

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This month brings concert announcements from Edinburgh International Festival and Wigmore Hall, two new recordings and more Samling Artists at the BBC Proms.

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With triumphs in this year's dramatic BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, the first collaborative pianist on the Radio 3 New Generation Artists programme, new recordings and films, and full cast announcements from the Royal Opera House, there's a lot of exciting news from Samling Artists this month.

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This month we bring news from the BBC Proms, ENO and Leeds Lieder, two Handel recordings and a Bach tour like no other.

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Before joining us for the first time as a leader on the Samling Artist Programme, Sir Mark Elder shares his thoughts on music, Manchester, rare masterpieces and operatic drinking companions.

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Apr 30 2021

Keeping music alive

As we cautiously emerge from lockdown, the cover story of our summer 2021 newsletter looks ahead to our upcoming Artist Programme and to meeting the next generation of Samling Academy Singers.

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