08 September 2023

Samling Academy ‘Conversation Pieces’

Our theme of musical conversations began in July with our Samling Academy summer concerts at Saltburn Arts and Sage Gateshead, directed and accompanied by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and Leo Nicholson, with lighting by Alex Edwards.

The semi-staged production explored conversations between friends, lovers, families and even angels, in song, opera scenes and spoken word, with music ranging from Henry Purcell to Jonathan Dove.

Photos (c) Mark Pinder Photography

‘It’s the confidence and maturity of the performers that always impresses, along with the beautiful voices. Both seeing and hearing, it’s impossible to imagine that the skills they’ve learned through Academy membership won’t stand them in good stead in whatever field they venture into.’

David Whetstone, Cultured North East