AAM News

Three new concerts announced at Barbican
26 Apr 2024

AAM has announced three new concert performances at London's Barbican in October, November and December this year. The performances launch AAM's 2024-25 Transformation season, exploring the transformative powers of music and its magical ability to conjure something from nothing and change the world.

Literal transformations are depicted in a performance of the Ovidian operas Actéon and Pygmalion, the power of collegial influence is explored in a survey of works by Mozart, Haydn, Dittersdorf and Wanhal written in 1784 – a year in which the four composers performed together in the same string quartet – and the transformation at the heart of the Christian faith is celebrated in timeless fashion in a seasonal presentation of Handel’s great oratorio, Messiah.

For the first three concerts of the season, two of which are at Milton Court Concert Hall and precede the Messiah in Barbican Hall, AAM and Music Director Laurence Cummings OBE are joined by stellar casts of soloists: Anna DennisRachel RedmondKatie Bray and Thomas Walker join the orchestra for the two one-act Operas on 9 October, while for Handel's great oratorio Messiah, the chorus and orchestra of AAM is joined by soloists Louise AlderTim MeadNick Pritchard and Cody Quattlebaum.

Read more about the new season on the Barbican website >

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