Launching 2019 Season I and II!
Season I with Ethel Smyth Trio and Season II with Illuminate String Quartet and Soprano Patricia Auchterlonie!
Building on the success of Illuminate Women's Music 2018 concert series, Illuminate is proud to present two seasons in 2019 supporting even more women performers and composers!
Illuminate Women's Music 2019 Season I is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations and Ambache Charitable Foundation,
Season I Illuminate performers in residence are both the Boston-based Prism trio and London-based Ethel Smyth trio who will work with composers Kerensa Briggs, Laura Shipsey, Angela Elizabeth Slater, Sarah Westwood and Blair Boyd. These new works will be programmed alongside an exciting array of historical women's repertoire including Morfydd Owen's 1914 piano trio, Grazyna Bacewicz Lullaby for violin and piano and Lili Boulanger's Piano Trio “D’un Matin de Printemps as well many more! Excitingly in Season I has had concerts in both the US and UK! Check out our What's On Page for more details!
If you missed any of our 2018 concerts you can now catch up on our Youtube channel - check it out!
Illuminate Women's Music 2019 seasons II is supported by Ambache Charitable Trust, RVW Trust and Arts Council England
In Season II, Illuminate Women's Music is commissioning new works by six women composers. The composers are Caroline Bordignon, Soul Zisso, Joanna Ward and the Illuminate composers in residence Angela Elizabeth Slater, Sarah Westwood and Blair Boyd. The composers will be collaborating with the performers of the newly formed Illuminate String Quartet and soprano singer Patricia Auchterlonie. The Illuminate String Quartet members are Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello).These new works will be programmed alongside a wealth historical works by composers such as Rebecca Clarke, Barbara Strozzi, and Ruth Crawford Seeger giving a rich context to the strong but neglected tradition of women’s music, and rightly bringing these works as well as new ones to the attention of new audiences across the UK.
Check out our What's On Page for more details!
We need your support!
Below you can support current and future Illuminate seasons and activities. We need your support to continue the work we do in shining a light on the work of women composers from both the past in present. Illuminate Women's Music is voluntary led by our composers in residence and we need your help and support in continuing this wonderful and vital work.
Photo courtesy of Christine Turner from 2018 concert series
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.