Archives for February 2018

Reviews of Handel Orlando concert

Handel Orlando

St John’s Smith Square

01/02/18

 

Geoff Brown for The Times 4****

“Still, there’s one way to bring sense to Orlando, one of the baroque period’s numerous dips into the bran tub of Ariosto’s epic poem Orlando Furioso. You do it in concert. You secure the impassioned countertenor Lawrence Zazzo for the title role. Lucy Crowe, lustrously powerful, signs on as the princess, Angelica. Bright talent fills out the cast and David Bates’s La Nuova Musica fiddle, blow and tinkle with their usual pristine panache.”
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Sam Smith for MusicOMH.com 5*****

“The orchestra, conducted by its artistic director David Bates, played with a shimmering refinement that enabled lines to be delineated clearly without the output ever feeling anaemic. The balance, sensitivity and attention to detail were frequently staggering, and the various solo instruments cut through the air with spellbinding precision.”
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Robert Hugill for Planet Hugill  5*****

“David Bates directed a finely crafted performance from La Nuova Musica with many individual players contributing fine solo moments in addition to the wonderfully engaged sense of communal spirit.”
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Nahoko Gotoh for Bachtrack 4****

“The orchestra, directed from the harpsichord by Bates, played with incisiveness, precision and disciplined ensemble. […] it was gratifying to see St John’s Smith Square packed with enthusiastic fans and supporters who seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.”
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Alexandra Coghlan for The Arts Desk

“There’s a flamboyance and excess to period band La Nuova Musica’s style that’s all their own. Director David Bates favours broad dynamic contrasts, extrovert musical drama and lashings of ornamentation.”
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New Marketing and Communications Manager appointed

We are delighted to announce that La Nuova Musica (LNM) has appointed Mark Bamping to the new role of Marketing and Communications Manager, effective immediately.

Mark Bamping joins La Nuova Musica as Marketing and Communications Manager having held previous positions at London Symphony Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra. Mark began his career in 2008 as part of the LSO’s Development department where he worked in corporate sponsorship, overseeing the orchestra’s major partnerships with companies such as UBS, Toshiba and Canon. In 2013, Mark joined Aurora Orchestra taking up the newly created position of Director of Engagement with responsibility for fundraising, marketing and communications.

Mark graduated from the University of Southampton with a first class Music degree. During his time in Southampton, Mark was a Choral Scholar and President of the university’s symphony orchestra. Mark lives in the West Midlands with his wife, and he enjoys walking, cooking, and brewing beer.

Mark can be contacted by email: info@lanuovamusica.co.uk