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Piano Concerto premiere
FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2020
An exciting commission from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a piano concerto for Rebeca Ormodia
To be premiered at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
WORLD PREMIERE —AFTER WINTER
FRIDAY 10 JULY 2020 7:30pm
A stranger has arrived in town. He’s lost everyone and everything. But things are about to change.

Produced and commissioned by Streetwise Opera in partnership with Middlesbrough Town Hall and Ryedale Festival.

Roderick Williams and Streetwise Opera join forces to stage an immersive retelling of Schubert’s Winter Journey with original words and music by Errollyn Wallen.
Middlesborough Town Hall
Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ Phone: 01642 729729
Middlesborough TS1 2QJ
England
01642 729729
AFTER WINTER at Ryedale Festival, Malton
SUNDAY 12 JULY 2020
A stranger has arrived in town. He’s lost everyone and everything. But things are about to change.

Produced and commissioned by Streetwise Opera in partnership with Middlesbrough Town Hall and Ryedale Festival.

Roderick Williams and Streetwise Opera join forces to stage an immersive retelling of Schubert’s Winter Journey with original words and music by Errollyn Wallen.
WORLD PREMIERE of NEW OPERA — DIDO'S GHOST
SATURDAY 5 JUNE 2021
The story of Dido and Aeneas didn’t end with Dido’s death. Errollyn Wallen takes the story forward, interweaving a full performance of Purcell’s great tragedy with her imaginative new partner-piece.

‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate' sings Dido at the end of Purcell’s opera. But life isn’t quite as easy as that, and some memories have a destiny of their own. Set several years after the Carthaginian queen’s death, Dido’s Ghost finds Dido’s sister Anna abandoned on the shores of Aeneas’s new kingdom, igniting a murderous jealously in Aeneas’s wife Lavinia – and as events play out, its characters confront a past that refuses to fade.

Errollyn Wallen’s new opera, based on a tale by Roman poet Ovid, embraces and complements Purcell’s original, which is performed in its entirety as the centrepiece of a drama that is both old and new. Performed by the period instruments of the Dunedin Consort, past blurs into present and memory becomes emotion in this ambitious and poignant new commission.
Barbican
Silk Street, London
London EC2Y 8DS
England
020 7638 8891
Errollyn presents an important new radio documentary I'm a Young Black Man — Clean Bandit and Friends ERROLLYN WALLEN AWARDED CBE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS
A RACIST MUSIC

Errollyn Wallen explores and challenges the legacy of John Powell (1882-1963), a once-celebrated composer whose racist politics scarred the lives of generations of Americans.
As a tribute to George Floyd, Errollyn Wallen made a special arrangement of Johnetta Bryant's unaccompanied song composed for her son Keedron Bryant. Clean Bandit and Friends are Grace Chatto, Sheku and Braimah Kanneh-Mason, Nicola and Stephanie Benedetti The Queen has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:

C.B.E.

To be Ordinary Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:

Errollyn Wallen M.B.E.

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