Launching the 2018
Illuminate concert series seeks to promote the work of women's music from the past and present. In 2018 we will be giving a concert series around the UK!
Photo courtesy of Christine Turner
March announcement - RVW Trust to support Illuminate concert activities!
Illuminate has recently received the excellent news that Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust will also be supporting its concert activities for 2018.
The RVW Trust is one of the leading organisations in the UK for funding for contemporary and recent British music. The Trust was established by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in 1956 and it continues to fulfil the purposes he intended.
Illuminate 2018 Concert series launches in March!
Illuminate 2018 Concert series first set of concerts are fast approaching and we are excited to share new works with you by Angela Elizabeth Slater, Gemma McGregor, Blair Boyd, Sarah Westwood and Carol J Jones. These women composers have written several pieces drawing on the instrumental forces of performers Késia Decoté (piano), Cassie Matthews (Classical guitar), Sabina Virtosu (violin) and Gemma McGregor (shakuhachi and flute). Illuminate is also passionate about celebrating the works of historical repertoire by women composers that has been all but forgotten and only programmed by a few dedicated performers. We will be programming works by Morfydd Owen (1891-1918), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Amy Beach (1867- 1944), Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Louise Marie Simon (aka Claude Arrieu) (1903-1990), and the more well-known Clara Schumann (1819-1896).
The concert series will start in London at Goldsmiths, University of London on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8th March) and then continues across the weekend and beyond visiting Oxford, Stafford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Oxford, Liverpool, Nottingham and then returning to London.
Here are the first five concerts that are taking place in March:
Illuminate London Concert Thursday 8th March 6.30pm at Goldsmiths, University of London
Illuminate Oxford Concert Friday 9th March 7.30pm at St Michael’s near Northgate
Illuminate Stafford Concert Saturday 10th March 11.00am at St Mary’s Church
Illuminate Birmingham Concert Saturday 10th March at 7.30pm at St George’s in Edgebaston
Illuminate Cardiff Concert Sunday 11th March at 2.00pm at University of Cardiff Concert Hall
Get In Touch.
If you would like to know more information about Illuminate concert series or would like to be potentially involved in future series please get in touch with the founder and artistic director of Illuminate Dr Angela Elizabeth Slater.
Illuminate is supported by the Ambache Charitable Trust. The Ambache Charitable Trust is active in raising the profile of women composers.
Concert supported by the GEMMA Classical Music Trust Regd. Charity No. 1121090 http://gemmatrust.com