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MOSAIC - music for wind quintet with the London Composers Forum

Friday February 17 2017

New Music and a Fresh Collaboration

The London Myriad Ensemble is delighted to join forces with the London Composers Forum in presenting new music for chamber wind ensemble. 

For this concert, ten members of London Composers Forum have contributed pieces for wind trio and wind quintet, many of which will receive their première performance at this event. The music ranges from jazz-inspired through to pastoral, humorous, festive and elegiac in character and presents a fascinating cross-section of the creative mix that makes London Composers Forum a vibrant group for contemporary classical music in the capital.

PLEASE FIND VENUE AND TICKET INFORMATION BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.forumcomposers.org.uk/

Composers: Arditti, Openshaw, Jones, Peachey, Foster, Sharma, Holland, Regan, Taylor, Hilton

COURSE: Advanced Wind Ensembles with the London Myriads at Benslow Music

Friday January 27 2017

We are delighted to return again to Benslow Music for our popular ensemble course for yet another consecutive year. The course runs officially from 27th-29th January, with the option to stay for an extra day of tutoring til 30th January. Ensembles who attend the extra day find that they get through a vast amount of ensemble repetoire and make excellent progress with that 'settling' time. However, the shorter course caters for those who may need to take time off work. Either way, one of the options will suit!

Fri 27 - Mon 30 January 2017

STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

"The London Myriad Ensemble return to Benslow Music with their longrunning course designed specifically for pre-formed wind ensembles. Tutors work intensively with each group on a rotational basis to ensure a broad range of input on your chosen repertoire. The aim of this unique course is to capitalize on the way an established group functions, enabling in-depth exploration of the specific ensemble and rehearsal skills that working ensembles encounter. As always, the Myriads offer some optional extras on top of their committed coaching, also offering useful advice on rehearsal technique and performance issues as well as instrument specific advice where required. Applications are welcomed from any configuration of wind or wind and piano ensembles from trios to dectets. Due to popular demand, we are again offering an optional extra day for those groups who are interested in a longer course. If you have any specific requests relating to the rehearsal room that you are assigned for the course, please don’t forget to mention this on booking.

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 17/303"

Please visit the Benslow Music website to book by following this link: Benslow - course info and booking

Mini Maestro Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf at St Martin in the Fields

Saturday December 31 2016

 

31st December 2016 at 11.30am

Mini Maestro Family Concert with the London Myriad Ensemble

On the final day of 2016, come and enjoy two timeless children’s classics: Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and excerpts from Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, with The Flight of the Bumblebee and some Christmas carols thrown in for good measure!

The concert is performed by international award-winning ensemble the London Myriad Ensemble, performing as wind quintet alongside the dramatic talents of actor Jake Harders for the narrations.

Programme to include:

Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf (arranged for woodwind quintet by by Joachim Linckelmann)
Saint-Saëns – Excerpts from Le Carnaval des animaux‘Carnival of the Animals’ (arranged for woodwind quintet by Bill Holcombe)
Traditional – Christmas Carols

To book please click this link: St Martin in the Fields events

Performers:

London Myriad Ensemble
Jake Harders Narrator
John Landor Conductor/Presenter

Jake Harders is an English actor born on Merseyside, UK who works in film, TV, radio and theatre. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London and at the Grotowski Center, Poland where he studied with actors from Grotowski’s Teatr Laboratories.
He has appeared in the West End and at Shakespeare’s Globe in the UK, and tours the world with British companies Cheek by Jowl and Headlong.
In 2005, he received a Commendation at the UK National Theatre’s Ian Charleson Awards for best classical actor under 30.

Concordia's Healing Power of Music Project at UCH Macmillan Cancer Care Atrium Recital

Wednesday December 7 2016

The Healing Power of Music - UCLH and the Concordia Foundation

Atrium Recital 11.30am - 12.30pm

(followed by Ward Visit - private event)

Catch the London Myriad Ensemble playing duos and trios for the Concordia Foundation's Healing Power of Music project at University College Hospital from 11.30am on Wednesday 7th December 2016.

UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre,
Huntley Street,
London WC1E 6AG

Free.

 

Roald Dahl Centenary Concert - Whitgift School

Wednesday October 5 2016

Roald Dahl Centenary Concert at Whitgift School

Wednesday 5 October

7pm, Concert Hall

Whitgift School
Haling Park
South Croydon
CR2 6YT


Tickets: £5, FREE admission for Whitgift students 

To celebrate one hundred years since the birth of Roald Dahl, we welcome international prize-winning wind ensemble, the London Myriad Ensemble, along with special guest performers, to present a programme that shimmers with his unique brand of humour, imagination and storytelling. British composer Paul Patterson’s setting of Dahl’s hilarious Three Little Pigs for wind quintet, piano and narrator is the fairy tale as you have never heard it before; whilst Martin Butler’s playfully-evocative setting of three poems, from his deliciously-gruesome collection Dirty Beasts, for the same ensemble is sure to revolt and entertain in equal measure!

Booking details to follow here:

http://www.whitgift.co.uk/Events.aspx?SubCatID=208

*Concessions: Children 16 and under, Over 60s, Students (17–25 in full-time education)

How to get to Whitgift School:

http://www.whitgift.co.uk/MainContacts.aspx

Wind Ensembles at Benslow Music Trust

Friday January 22 2016

to Monday 25th January 2016 - The London Myriad Ensemble return to Benslow Music Trust for the eleventh time to coach their successful 'Wind Ensembles with the London Myriads' course for amateur wind chamber ensembles, featuring intensive coaching, open rehearsals, instrument specific workshops, sessions on performance practice issues and end of course concert.

www.benslow.org

London Myriad Ensemble perform at 11 Downing Street

Tuesday October 27 2015

13:00 

By tradition once a year the Chancellor of Exchequer kindly allows the Treasury Music Society to hold an additional special concert for Music Society members, at the Chancellor’s residence at No.11 Downing Street. Currently the Prime Minister is in residence at no. 11, with the Chancellor's Offices on the ground and first floors.

This year, the London Myriad Ensemble are thrilled to have been invited to perform as recitalists for this special lunchtime concert in the State Drawing Room at 11 Downing Street.

 

 

 

London Myriad Ensemble at Southside House with International Pianist, Yuki Negishi and actor, Jake Harders. Literatures of the Piano Sextet: Little Pigs, Dirty Beasts and Old Beauties

Friday October 16 2015

7.30pm

International prizewinners, the London Myriad Ensemble, join forces with breath-taking international pianist Yuki Negishi and the charismatic and lively narration of classically trained actor, Jake Harders, in a programme that shimmers with imagination and storytelling.
With a journey that flirts with fairy tales and imagined characters, the ensemble brings to life the amusing Parisian eccentrics in Françaix’s L’heure du berger alongside two more recent marvellous works based on Roald Dahl stories.
This is a rare opportunity to hear two highly commissioned and established composers’ work: Martin Butler’s Dirty Beasts and Paul Patterson’s Three Little Pigs are brought humming into life by the ensemble and narrator. Alongside Butler and Patterson is the exuberant and at points poignant Poulenc... Sextet. The engaging and incredibly idiomatic work of the independent Gordon Jacob, who taught so many English composers, adds an exciting intensity with riveting moments from every player.
We are thrilled to be performing with pianist Yuki Negishi, who performs both as a soloist and recitalist in the UK and abroad. She has performed on Radio 3 and on Channel 4 and has won over 10 international prizes. As a keen chamber musician she has collaborated both previously with London Myriad and also with numerous musicians from the LPO, Royal Concertgebouw and the Zurich Tonhalle. Narrator, Jake Harders, is a classically trained actor and a graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama, and the Grotowski Center, Poland. He works regularly in TV, Theatre and Films.
 

 

www.southsidehouse.com

www.facebook.com/events/892055904220757/

 

Sarratt Festival of Music - Education Workshops.

Monday September 21 2015

The London Myriad Ensemble will be providing educational workshops as a flute, oboe and clarinet trio as part of this exciting and renowned festival, featuring some of the best classical and contemporary music in the UK in a lovely village setting in Hertfordshire.

www.sarrattfestivalofmusic.co.uk

 

 

 

Ice, Fire and Fjords - Two Week Cruise to Iceland and the Faroe islands

Wednesday July 15 2015

The London Myriad Ensemble will be performing as a quartet, as the classical recitalists on this two week cruise all around Iceland and the Faroe Islands, entertaining the passengers with their all French programme of Francaix, Bozza, Poulenc and Satie, 'Dances from all Around the World,' film classics in their 'From Stage to Screen' programme as well as three other varied programmes, covering music of all eras and styles.

Recording works by renowned British composer, Robert Keeley. 13-14 June 2015

Saturday June 13 2015

13th and 14th June 2015 - The London Myriad Ensemble record works for wind duo, trio and quartet by renowned British composer, Robert Keeley.

www.robertkeeley.com

If you would like a list of the London Myriad Ensemble's past concerts preceding the relaunch of our website, please contact us via the contact page and we will be happy to help. 

 

10th Wind Ensembles with the London Myriads - Benslow Music, 6th February 2015

The London Myriad Ensemble returns to Benslow Music for what we think is the tenth time!

London Myriad return for weekend course which, due to popluar demand from attendees, can run from the Thursday 5th February, for those that wish to arrive early. Please ask when booking about the slightly longer 4 day course. The official 3 day option is still available, of course, for those who prefer that length.

This course, devised specifically for ready-made groups who prefer to stay in their configurations rather than mixing and matching, was a huge success on its debut in 2010, with the dynamic, young London Myriad Ensemble offering participants their boundless enthusiasm as well as expertise and insight.

Benslow welcomes any configuration of wind or wind and piano ensemble (within reason) from trio formations up to dectets, as well as preformed single-instrument trios/quartets etc.

The atmosphere is supportive and fruitful with coaching being tailored to the specific ensemble's needs and desires.

London Myriad looks forward to sharing the 4 days with faces old and new!

Young/student performers get an immediate reduction! Ask when booking!

Find more details at the Benslow Music Trust website.

 

Exploring the Compass of the Piano Sextet - Steiner House, 13th December 2014

London Myriad Ensemble with Yuki Negishi

Les Six and a ‘Mighty Handful’:exploring the compass of the piano sextet

Parisian characters, Russian romantics, and an English independent

International prizewinners, the London Myriad Ensemble, join forces with breath-taking international pianist Yuki Negishi in a full programme for piano and winds. With a journey that zips between Paris, London and St Petersburg, the ensemble brings to life the amusing Parisian characters in Françaix’s L’heure du berger. Aligned with the Russian Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed but exquisite chamber work for piano quintet, the sound world of this fantastic combination is set humming with energy. The exuberant, and at points poignant, Sextet recalls Poulenc’s part in Les Six alongside the lesser known but intriguing Sarabande and Menuet by D’Indy. The engaging and incredibly idiomatic work of the independent Gordon Jacob, who taught so many English composers, adds an exciting intensity with riveting moments from every player.

 

Wind Ensembles with the Myriads – Benslow Summer Course, 2nd June 2014

The London Myriad Ensemble returns to Benslow Music for what we think is the ninth time (an anniversary soon!) following February's popular course. This time we return for a slightly longer and more relaxed 4 day course.

This course, devised specifically for ready-made groups who prefer to stay in their configurations rather than mixing and matching, was a huge success on its debut in 2010, with the dynamic, young London Myriad Ensemble offering participants their boundless enthusiasm as well as expertise and insight.

Benslow welcomes any configuration of wind or wind and piano ensemble (within reason) from trio formations up to dectets.

The atmosphere is supportive and fruitful with coaching being tailored to the specific ensemble's needs and desires.

This course will be slightly more in depth, what with longer allowances, and we look forward to sharing the 4 days with faces old and new!

Young performers get an immediate reduction!

Find more details at the Benslow Music Trust website.

London Myriad Ensemble at Fairfield Halls, 27th May 2014

On Tuesday 27th May, at 1.05pm, the London Myriad Ensemble will be making their debut at Croydon's Fairfield Halls with a selection of repertoire from their upcoming CD of 20th century works for wind quartet, including works by Francaix, Bridge, Rodney Bennett and Janacek. If you live or work nearby, do come along and enjoy a lunchtime of fantastic music for this combination of instruments.

This concert is in taking place in support of the fantastic charity, SCAT (Skeletal Cancer Action Trust) SCAT is dedicated to the advancement of bone cancer research, to providing the best possible care and support at each stage of treatment and to improving the quality and dignity for life for all patients.

http://www.scatbonecancertrust.org/aboutscat.shtml

This concert is specifically supporting Romilly Whiteley, Lydie Whiteley and Michael Wood who are running a half marathon to raise funds for SCAT, who as a charity supported flautist Meggie Whiteley so well when she was little. Please find the JustGiving page here!

https://www.justgiving.com/Romilly-Whiteley

 

The Friends' Afternoon Concert Series at Benslow, 14th April 2014

The London Myriad Ensemble return in concert to Benlow Music, Herts. in the company of composer Rob Keeley on piano. Myriad have been lucky to have been working with Rob on his Quintet for piano and winds and present a programme of riveting works the combination. Alongside Keeley's Quintet is Poulenc's Sextet and Mozart's famous Quintet in Eb major. A concert not to be missed.

Rob Keeley was born in Bridgend in 1960 and studied at the Royal College of Music and at Oxford University, then later in Rome and at Tanglewood. His main teachers were Oliver Knussen and Franco Donatoni. He currently lectures at King's College, London.

Admission £8 including a homemade tea!

 

Programme:

Mozart          Quintet in Eb major for piano and winds, K.452 (1784)

Keeley          Quintet for piano and winds (2011, revised 2013)

Poulenc         Sextour (1939)

 

Concert at St Mary's Bromley, 22nd February 2014

On Saturday 22nd February the London Myriad Ensemble will be performing as a wind quartet in the beautiful venue of St. Mary's Church in Bromley.

This full evening recital will include a collection of favourites for the combination alongside works featured on their upcoming debut recording - Françaix, Bridge, Janáček and Rodney-Bennett.

A lovely evening of music with the Myriads to while away a cold, rainy February evening. Tea and cake included!

Tickets: £8 (£6) available on the door

 

The Friends' Afternoon Concert Series at Benslow, 13th January 2014

The London Myriad Ensemble look forward to giving this New Year Concert at Benslow Music, Herts: A venue where they have made many friends with their Wind Ensembles with the Myriads course over the past few years.

This programme consists of some fantastic works for wind quartet: Bozza, Françaix, Bridge, and Janáček alongside Malcolm Arnold's Divertimento for good measure.

This is a programme we have especially enjoyed preparing, and we look forward to performing with John Slack (clarinet) and Ashley Myall (bassoon) on this occasion while our usual instrumentalists moonlight with the Ulster orchestra and a musical in Sheffield!

Admission £8 including a homemade tea. - we look forward to meeting you afterwards!

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