Latest news from the City Music Foundation - May 2015
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CMF's 2015 concert series
Rhyme & Reason

Wednesday 13th May
This recital will explore music and poetry borne from love and loss, war and peace, nostalgia for times past and hope for times ahead, in the atmospheric surroundings of this spiritual centre

St Edmund the King and Martyr 
Lombard Street, EC3V 9EA
6 – 7pm
£10 per concert, including a glass of wine

Meet Joseph Shiner...

Describe yourself in three words:
I left this question until last, but then it occurred to me I’d already answered it on my Twitter handle: Clarinettist, country-bumpkin (turned city-dweller), and coffee-addict. 
Who do you usually perform with?
I perform solo, often with pianist Frederick Brown; with my wind quintet 'Magnard Ensemble’, or freelance with orchestras. 

What has been a performance highlight in your career so far? 
My final course as principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain was the most perfect three weeks imaginable - so many cherished memories. The principal’s ensemble played John Adam’s Chamber Symphony and Copland’s Appalachian Spring under Pablo Heras-Casado, and the full orchestra performed Copland’s monumental 3rd Symphony with Antonio Pappano live on BBC2 at the BBC Proms, with my closest friends. As formative musical experiences go, rehearsing and performing the Weber Quintet op. 34 during my final year at university with the Endellion String Quartet was thrilling, terrifying and enlightening in equal measure, as was performing the Copland Concerto in Wells surrounded by my family and friends (as well as my first piano teacher)! 

more here....
CMF is proud to announce its first International Artist!

CMF is looking forward to welcoming Mexican percussionist Eusebio Sánchez to London in September to join the CMF Artist Programme as its first international artist.

This is the result of a new partnership between City Music Foundation and Anglo Mexican Foundation with support of the Mexican National Fund for Culture.

Auditions were held in Mexico City on 22nd and 24th April at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, attended by the head of CMF’s judging panel Ian Ritchie.

Eusebio will benefit from a specially adapted version of the CMF Artist Programme and perform as part of CMF's Rhyme and Reason Concert Series on Wednesday 14th October.
Kansas Smitty's (featuring CMF Artists Giacomo Smith and Pedro Segundo) has become synonymous with good music, good drinks and and real people. On 21st May, Kansas Smitty's Bar opens its doors in an intimate basement club at 63-65 Broadway Market!
Dinara Klinton makes her concert debut with Philharmonia Orchestra at Newbury Festival on 23rd May
Ahead of his performance at the Brighton Festival, you can listen again to Michael Foyle (part of Foyle Stsura Duo) perform live on BBC Radio 3's InTune.
Yelian He makes his debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and y-squared tour Australia! More here...
Where to see
CMF Artists this month...

- Alastair Penman
performs in recital in Canterbury on 9th
- Misha Mullov-Abbado and his quintet feature at Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 21st
- Samson Tsoy gives a recital in Basel on 16th and gives his final recital at the Royal College of Music on the 28th
- Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are in London on 12th and at the Sage Gateshead on 22nd
- Cordelia Williams plays the Grieg Concerto with Dorset Chamber
Orchestra on the 16th
- Giacomo Smith and the Kansas Smitty's are at St James Studio on 9th and with ToLoBo at the Turin Jazz Festival
on 31st

- Joseph Shiner plays in the YCAT final at Wigmore Hall on 21st and at Hampton Court Chapel Royal on 24th

- Pedro Segundo tours with Judith Owen

- Laura Snowden
and Ruairi Glasheen (from Tir Eolas) perform at St John's Smith Square on 28th

- Miriam Nerval is on tour 28th - 31st

- Mari Poll is in Japan 1st - 6th
2013 and 2014 CMF Artists 
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