John Cage celebration and Edward Fox headline dynamic Trinity Laban music events this autumn

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the 21st century conservatoire, has an exciting programme of music performances and events this autumn. Highlights include:

  • a celebration of John Cage, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century
  • actor Edward Fox will lead us through Mozart's European travels; and
  • the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festivalwill headline performances from The Sixteen and EUBO.

As well as a continuous series of masterclasses from international musicians, a recital series, jazz evenings and concerts at the Old Royal Naval College and St Alfege's church in Greenwich, the main highlights of this term are -

Haydn: The Creation

25 Oct, St John's, Smith Square

(Tickets £10-30, 10% concession for students, OAPs, unemployed, ph 020 8305 9300 or book online at

A gala performance of Haydn's renowned oratorio: The Creation. Written in three parts and with a text taken from John Milton's Paradise Lost,the Book of Genesis and the Book of Psalms, this work depicts the creation of the world.

Performed by Trinity Laban soloists, chorus and Chamber Orchestra, it will be conducted by Nicholas Kraemer. The concert is being held in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care, the national charity offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and to enhance society's care of bereaved people.

The Creation will also be performed at the Old Royal Naval College on 8 November (as part of the Early Music Festival - see below), and will be dedicated to James Gaddarn, Professor of Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban, who passed away in March.

Out of the Cage!

Fri 26 Oct 13.00h-23.00h

King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College - free event

Out of the Cage! is a 'Happening' with a multitude of musicians and other performers filling a labyrinth of spaces with simultaneous performance events punctuated by three embedded concerts.

John Cage (1912-1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his relationship with choreographer Merce Cunningham.

Wolfgang's Travel Notes

26 Nov, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

Tickets £12 (£8) concessions available, phone 020 8305 9300

Conducted by Nic Pendlebury and narrated by actor Edward Fox to a script by John Ginman, the Trinity Laban Chamber orchestra will take you tour with Mozart.

Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition

8-10 Nov, various sites around the Old Royal Naval College

Tickets range from free-£30 - for booking information please visit -

This three day event is an essential fixture in the early music calendar and boasts a packed programme of performances and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Headline groups include The Sixteen, EUBO (European Union Baroque Orchestra) and His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts.

For more information on these events and performances, please contact Susie Haywood, Media Manager, Trinity Laban, 07912 963 427, [email protected]

Picture of Merce Cunningham (l) and John Cage (r) - credit John Mitchell, courtesy of the John Cage Trust.

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