Steven Devine joins CPM

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.

Howarth celebrates music of a pushy parent

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 “ample grace and abundant charm”

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.

Kraemer conducts The Enchanted Island

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.

Murray Beale and Howden join the circus

Circa.org.au acrobatsConductor Natalie Murray Beale and mezzo Kate Howden take to the road again with Il Ritorno Circa Contemporary Circus’s hugely successful production based on Monteverdi Il Ritorno d’Ulisse. They tour to California for performances on January 23 – Musco Center for the Arts, Orange County, January 26 – Mondavi Arts Center, UC Davis and February 4 – Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Robert Howarth on Broadway

Robert HowarthConductor Robert Howarth makes his Broadway début as Musical Director of Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance and Iestyn Davies at the Belasco Theater, New York. The play by Claire van Kampen about King Philip V’s relationship with the celebrated castrato was critically acclaimed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Duke of York’s Theatre in London. The production opens on December 17 and there are performances until March 25, 2018.