Guildhall School announces 2019 Autumn Season, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • London
  • combined arts, music, theatre
  • Fiona Dart


Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Highlights of the School’s just-announced Autumn 2019 season include:

  • The first three plays in an exciting new chapter of Guildhall drama productions delivered under the artistic leadership of Vice-Principal & Director of Drama Orla O'Loughlin: 'Red Velvet' by Lolita Chakrabarti; 'The Wheel' by Zinnie Harris; and Company-devised 'Provok’d: A Restoration'
  • Showcases of new music: Guildhall Session Orchestra performs newly commissioned music for Illuminated River; an evening of works by Head of Composition Julian Philips; and a residency from Quatuor Bozzini
  • Alice Farnham conducts Haydn’s rarely performed opera 'La Fedeltà Premiata'
  • Concerts in Barbican Hall featuring works by Rachmaninov, Gershwin and Duke Ellington; Sibelius and Mahler
  • Guildhall School musicians perform alongside international artists including: Alison Balsom, Richard Tognetti, Thomas Søndergård and Julian Joseph
  • Live events including video projection and light & sound installation projects at Museum of London, Tower Bridge and Hestercombe Gardens
  • Alumna Lucy Parham’s original Composer Portrait of Clara Schumann, performed in the composer’s bicentenary year, with narrators Lesley Sharp and Sir Simon Russell Beale
  • Collaborations with London Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • A host of prestigious guest artists – including Sir Willard White, Kirill Gerstein, Joan Rodgers CBE and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – working with Guildhall musicians in public masterclasses

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