The 2016 summer season of music events has arrived

2016 Summer Season of Music

Trinity Laban is thrilled to announce a busy summer season filled with highlights, including a piano showcase at St Johns Smith Square, our annual musical theatre residency at Stratford Circus and the world premiere of a new opera, Banished.

This season commences with a performance of Gabriel Prokofiev’s technologically innovative Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, featuring award-winning turntablist Mr Switch on Sunday 17 April at the Southbank Centre.

In early June the Musical Theatre department have a two-week residency at Stratford Circus, with two high-energy productions: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and The Pajama Game by BA2 and BA3 students, respectively.

The Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra returns for an epic-themed concert at Cadogan Hall, featuring Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Richard Strauss’ iconic Also Sprach Zarathustra conducted by the dazzling David Danzmayr.

On 21 June Trinity Laban showcases its award-winning pianists at the Trinity Laban Piano Showcase, which will also be broadcast live on BBC 3 from St John’s Smith Square.

The Inside Out Jazz Festival 2016 runs from 21-24 June and sees top student performers from the renowned jazz department giving concerts at various venues across the capital, including the famous Vortex Jazz Club.

Our three in-house festivals include The Catalan Festival, celebrating music from Catalonia in Northern Spain; London Brass @ 30 featuring the virtuosic London Brass ensemble with Trinity Laban students; and the Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival 2016, featuring stars of the guitar world such as Roberto Aussel and Carlos Bonell.

Last but certainly not least, Banished is a new opera written especially for Trinity Laban students by composer Stephen McNeff and librettist Olivia Fuchs. Running for five performances from 29 June to 2 July, Banished looks at the trials of the first women transported to Australia in the early 19th century.

In addition, over 20 competitions and masterclass events take place this season, all free and open to the public and featuring world-class performers. Regular concert series at The Old Royal Naval College Chapel and St Alfege Church, Greenwich also continue throughout the summer season, as does the Beats in the Bar series, in which audiences can hear excellent jazz players studying at Trinity Laban.

For more information about upcoming music events, please visit the Music Events page.

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