New Producer appointed

We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Nathan who joins La Nuova Musica in the role of Producer.  Rebecca is the founder and director of the Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music welcoming talented young musicians from over 50 countries to work with the best names in British music education each summer.  Rebecca has produced concerts and residencies for Sistema England and Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra as well as the National Youth Choir of Kenya. She has also worked across Europe as a freelance concert tour manager for ten years.  Rebecca has a love of languages and speaks German and French.  In London, she sings with Voce Chamber Choir and plays the violin with Sinfonia Tamesa.

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

New General Manager – Thomas Morgan Joins The LNM Team

Thomas Morgan General Manager of La Nuova MusicaLa Nuova Musica (LNM) has appointed Thomas Morgan as its new General Manager.  Thomas joins from the internationally renowned Wigmore Hall where he was part of the leadership team that has overseen its unprecedented growth and expansion over the last ten years.  Thomas will take up the position in January 2018.

At Wigmore Hall, Thomas has worked in artistic planning, operational management, fundraising and publications.  He started his career at St. John’s Smith Square after studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds University.  Thomas was Head Chorister at Winchester Cathedral.  He has lived and worked in France and Japan and is married with two boys. [Read more…]

Reviews of Spitalfields Music Concert

House of Monteverdi

02/12/17

 

Tim Ashley for The Guardian 4****

“Under David Bates, La Nuova Musica played with admirable dexterity and tangible enjoyment, and the solo singing was often superb.”
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Ivan Hewett for The Telegraph 4****

“The shouts of “War, war!” – “Guerra, Guerra!” – in his madrigal Or che’ Ciel e la terra, flung out by the singers of the Erebus Ensemble, backed up by the furious strumming of lutes and excited violin roulades from La Nuova Musica, made it clear Monteverdi thought war was rather exciting. As for the “amorous” madrigals, they seethed with erotic passion tinged with despair, a combination beautifully caught by soprano Katherine Manley in Si dolce’l tormento.”
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Geoff Brown for The Times 3***

“These songs of love and war were punched out with fiery eloquence by the heavenly voices of Tom Williams’s Erebus Ensemble, the soloists Katherine Manley and Ben Johnson, and the instrumentalists of La Nuova Musica, directed by the scooping arms and encouraging grins of David Bates. Manley’s high-voltage soprano was an unstoppable force in Lamento della ninfa and the epic Il combattimento”
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4 star Review in The Telegraph for House of Monteverdi

The Spitalfields Festival offers a lavish tribute to Claudio Monteverdi:

“The shouts of “War, war!” – “Guerra, Guerra!” – in his madrigal Or che’ Ciel e la terra, flung out by the singers of the Erebus Ensemble, backed up by the furious strumming of lutes and excited violin roulades from La Nuova Musica, made it clear Monteverdi thought war was rather exciting. As for the “amorous” madrigals, they seethed with erotic passion tinged with despair, a combination beautifully caught by soprano Katherine Manley in Si dolce’l tormento”

……read the full review

SJSS Mozart Review

“Crowe’s own movements continued the perfection: the ‘Kyrie’ was appropriately plaintive, with the chest-voice in full-on velvet mode, and her liquid delivery of ‘Et incarnatus’ (whose flute, oboe and bassoon obbligato lines were delivered with perfect synergy and sensitivity, the baroque instruments making an unusual and enjoyable change in timbre) was very special indeed.”

Mary Bevan Sings Laudamus Te

Listen to Mary Bevan singing Laudamus Te (Mozart Mass in C Minor) during the rehearsal for our recent concert at St John’s Smith Square.

This video was first shared on Classic FM.

Handel Opera in 2018

We are very happy to announce that La Nuova Musica will present Handel’s Orlando at SJSS on 1st February 2018.

Monteverdi Concert At Spitalfields In December 2017

2nd December 2017 @ 17:00

We are delighted to announce that we are taking part in Spitalfields House of Monteverdi Marathon with Erebus Ensemble. The highlight will be the operatic Scena, Il Combattimento to be sung by Ben Johnson.
The venue is St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street, London

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