Monday 16 January, 2017
City Music Foundation Newsletter
News and Updates from the CMF team
 Dr Clare Taylor
Happy New Year! 2017 sees the City Music Foundation in excellent spirits, and embarking on some ambitious and high profile projects – including a residency at the Hospital Club as well as in July at the Wallace Collection for the second time. Plus we are curating and promoting our first Cadogan Hall concert, featuring two CMF artists with the English Chamber Orchestra, as well as producing our first opera later in the year, starring Raphaela Papadakis. We will keep you posted!

A fantastic opportunity to see two of our exceptional CMF musicians playing with one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras in an exquisite programme of English music.
The concert, on 1st March 2017 in Cadogan Hall, celebrates the centenary of John Gardner. Gardner, who once tried to teach Paul McCartney about composition, was a prolific English composer whose influences ranged from polyphony to Stravinsky to Bill Evans, and who is best known for his setting of the carol Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. He was one of an illustrious succession of composers – Holst, Vaughan Williams and Howells - who were directors of music at St Paul’s Girls School. This evening the English Chamber Orchestra will be playing their music too, under the baton of Hilary Davan Wetton, director of music at St Paul’s from 1979 to 1994. The concert will showcase two CMF artists, oboist Hannah Morgan and recorder player Tabea Debus. Herbert Howells’ gorgeous but rarely heard Elegy, composed in 1917 in memory of a violist friend killed in the Great War, will be played by Lawrence Power.

For more details and to book tickets to the concert click on the flyer. Please come!


Friday 27 January sees the launch of our new lunchtime concert series at the Hospital Club. In the first of three monthly concerts, CMF presents Polish accordionist Bartosz Glowacki.
In this relaxed lunchtime performance Bartosz will perform a variety of works including delicate sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, a charming flight of fancy by Finnish composer Petri Makkonen and a stunning work of sonic mystery from Vaclav Trojen. Bartosz will be joined by his chamber group, the Deco Ensemble, to complete the programme with some rousing tangos from legendary composer Astor Piazzolla.
To reserve tickets to this and future concerts please email us at


CMF Artist, pianist Alexander Soares recorded his debut album Notations & Sketches this December, featuring the solo piano works of Boulez, Dutilleux and Messiaen. The project is supported by CMF as part of Alex's time on the City Music Foundation Artist programme. Keep an eye out for his CD which will be released later this year!

The full calendar of CMF events can be found here

Emma Halnan
18 January, 1:10 pm
Canterbury Christchurch Uni
Misha Mullov-Abbado
3 February, 7:15 pm
All Saints Fulham
Ligeti Quartet
17 February, 7:30 pm
Kings Place (Hall Two)
Raphaela Papadakis
18 January, 7:30 pm
King's Lynn Music Society
Gildas Quartet
10 February, 7:30 pm
St Martin in the Fields
Andrey Lebedev
24 February, 1:30 pm
The Hospital Club
Bartosz Glowacki
27 January, 1.00 pm
The Hospital Club
Andrey Lebedev
15 February, 7:30 pm
Mihai Ritivoiu
10 March, 7:30 pm
The Wallace Collection

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