In the latest of the acclaimed Bach cantata series Steven Devine directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment from an empty King’s Place, London with a programme including BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot. He is joined by Rising Stars of the Enlightenment mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallet singing the aria Seinem Schöpfer noch auf Erden and soprano Zoë Brookshaw singing Höchster, was ich habe. Devine also plays and directs works by Pachelbel and Telemann.

“The Academy of Ancient Music played brilliantly for Robert Howarth – what an unassuming, devoted musician he is, and what glorious performances he inspires.” MusicOMH. Walter Sutcliffe’s production of Agrippina from the 2018 Grange Festival will be available to view from Sunday May 24 at https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/streaming/

Bach, The universe

Join conductor Steven Devine and soprano Zoe Brookshaw for the latest in the Bach, the Universe and Everything series with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at 11:30BST on April 5 on Youtube link: https://youtu.be/EptO4p-ynQk. 

Steven Devine joins CPM

March 3, 2020

Steven Devine - conductor © Ian Davies 1We are delighted to welcome conductor and keyboard player Steven Devine to the CPM family of artists for General Management.

A highly-regarded musician of great versatility Devine is Conductor & Artistic Advisor of The English Haydn Festival; Music Director of New Chamber Opera, Oxford; Director of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment series Bach the Universe & Everything; Artistic Advisor to the York Early Music Festival and Principal Keyboard of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is also a founding member of the innovative electronic music group Art of Moog.

Significant forthcoming appearances include conducting Purcell, Blow & Britten with the OAE and tenor Ian Bostridge; Haydn and JC Bach at the English Haydn Festival and Galuppi La Diavolessa with New Chamber Opera.

At the harpsichord he plays Bach Goldberg Variations at King’s Place, London;  Bach Das Wohltemperierte Klavier at the York Early Music Festival and as fortepiano soloist he will perform Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with the English Haydn Orchestra and next season joins the OAE for Mozart Piano Concerto No.23.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor c2a9-robert-carpenter-turner.jpgConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony for a gorgeous Bach, Handel and Purcell programme with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Amanda Forsyth, soprano. Performances at Orchestra Hall, Chicago on March 26, 27 and 28

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth works with the BBC Singers and The English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble directing a programme to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Leopold Mozart.

Father of Wolfgang Amadeus and composer in his own right, the concert features works by Leopold as well as works by his contemporaries. October 4, 13:00 at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to work with the Minnesota Orchestra for Bach Christmas Oratorio cantatas 4, 5 & 6 plus Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3. The performances in Minneapolis take place on December 8 and 9 (matinee).

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorChicago Classical Review on Nicholas Kraemer directing Telemann Wassermusik with Music of the Baroque “Kraemer led these beguiling terpsichorean depictions with ample grace and abundant charm.” Full review. Next Kraemer joins the Civic Orchestra of Chicago directing their Bach Marathon Finale.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorWith the young artists of British Youth Opera Nicholas Kraemer will conduct the European premier of The Enchanted Island, a pasticcio of works by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others set to a libretto by Jeremy Sams which was premiered at The Metropolitan Opera in 2010. The performances take place at the Peacock Theatre, London on September 1, 5 & 7 in a production by Stuart Barker.

Robert HowarthRobert Howarth conducts the Academy of Ancient music for The Grange Festival’s staging of Handel Agrippina.  The  wonderfully witty and satirical production by Walter Sutcliffe opens on June 8 with further performances on June 16, 23, 28 & July 6.