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Digital Festival of New, Snape Maltings

Online - details coming soon

Snape Maltings 'Festival of New' goes digital - showcasing this year's residency artists including

'Songs of Belonging' - First Steps

DETAILS TBC

https://snapemaltings.co.uk/music/festival-of-new/

Colour of Light: Album Launch

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD

Launch of 'Once Lay a King' Debut Album from Colour of Light

http://www.colouroflight.com/

One Hundered Second Songs, York (POSTPONED)

York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ, UK

performed byAnna Snow (soprano) & Kate Harrison Ledger (piano) as part of Late Music Festival, York.  This exciting project (curated by Dot DasH Music) invites composers to compose new songs, each lasting no more than 100 seconds.

https://www.onehundredsecondsongs.com/

Timber Festival with Matthew Bourne

Timber Festival, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6DQ.

Playing Saturday evening at this great festival on the Eyrie Stage. Brand new set with Matthew Bourne on a stage hosted by great Elizabeth Alker.

More info to follow....

https://timberfestival.org.uk/eyrie-stage/emily-levy/

Category: Timber; festival; Matthew Bourne; Elizabeth Alker; folk; piano; acoustic

'Unending Sky' performed by Oxford Youth Choirs

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX

Another performance of my piece for 2 Choirs and Vibraphone set to text by Masefield.

https://youtu.be/hWRzPo1mPSA

 

New Commission: Streetwise Opera Manchester, RNCM

Royal Northern College of Music

Colour of Light at Chapel FM

https://www.facebook.com/Colouroflightmusic

Voice Trio perform: 'How Sweetly You Burn'

North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford OX2 7JN

A programme celebrating women in music as composers, poets and performers from Hildegard of Bingen to the fresh wit of young female composers.

A cappella trio Voice perform Hildegard’s sacred devotional music from the 12th century alongside contemporary pieces and commissions of vibrant secular works by modern female composers.  The programme title is taken from the 2014 composition by Emily Levy for the trio, which explores the parallels between the plot of Hildegard’s play, Ordo Virtutem, and imagined experiences of love, betrayal, and loss in her own life. These themes also feature in the traditional songs included in the programme, all from the British Isles and all arranged by the trio, such as O Waly, Waly and the witty Lovely Joan.

How Sweetly You Burn includes compositions by: Hildegard of Bingen, Emily Levy, Stevie Wishart, Helen Chadwick, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Carmel Whelen, and Virgina Firnberg.

Venue Info and Tickets:

https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/voice-how-sweetly-you-burn/

Voice Trio:

http://voicetrio.co.uk/concerts/

Colour of Light at The Grove

The Grove Inn, Leeds LS11 5PL

https://www.facebook.com/Colouroflightmusic

Colour of Light at FRACA

Polish Centre, Leeds LS7 4JE

https://www.facebook.com/Colouroflightmusic

'The Rain is Coming' performed by Roderick Williams and Susie Allan

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 7.30pm

https://youtu.be/fjfwj1lu4nM

In this new song cycle Emily and writer Rommi Smith reverse traditional gender roles in Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin to give voice to the Miller’s daughter.

Category: Song cycle; Schubert; Roderick Williams; Susie Allan; Rommi Smith; ebow; female perspective

'The Rain is Coming' performed by Roderick Williams and Susie Allan

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 1pm: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/roderick-williams-11-12-2018

https://youtu.be/fjfwj1lu4nM

In this new song cycle Emily and writer Rommi Smith reverse traditional gender roles in Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin to give voice to the Miller’s daughter.

Category: Song cycle; Schubert; Roderick Williams; Susie Allan; Rommi Smith;

Colour of Light

Monk's Walk, Beverly
Category: Colour of Light: Folk Gig

Colour of Light

The Grove, Leeds
Category: Colour of Light: Folk Gig

Colour of Light

Wharf Chambers Leeds, 8.00pm

Playing with The Often Herd and Pons Aelius

Category: Colour of Light; Folk

Colour of Light

Yardfest: Saltaire Festival, 4pm
Category: Colour of Light: Folk Gig

Coda Festival Birmigham

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Category: choral; voice; new music

'Locating Women in the Folk'

University of Sussex

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/clhlwr/research/conferences/womeninthefolk

Category: Folk; empowered female narrative

Colour of Light at Upstairs at Monks, Beverly

Monk's Walk, 19 Highgate Beverly, HU17 0DN
Category: Colour of Light: Folk Gig

Roderick Williams and Susie Allen: Premier of Song Cycle: 'The Rain is Coming'

Stratford Music Festival: Stratford upon Avon Arthouse

https://www.stratfordmusicfestival.com/whatson

http://stratfordartshouse.co.uk/

Category: New Work Commission

Otley Folk Festival: Colour of Light

The Woolpack Studios, 14 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB - 12.30pm, free

The Woolpack Studios, 14 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB - 12.30pm, free

Category: Colour of Light: Folk Gig

Saltaire Festival, 1pm Roberts Park, 4pm Yardfest

Joined by Colour of Light for tunes in the park.  Also playing Fuzzie Jones, Man Ooosh and Rob Holden

Category: Colour of Light: Folk Gig

Upstairs in Monks, Hull: Colour of Light, 8.30

19 Highgate Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DN

Beverley Folk Festival with Colour of Light

Beverley Racecourse

Colour of Light - new folk venture: guitar, mandolin, banjo, double bass, harmonica ensemble - 3 songwriters: protest, reflection and celebration in song

315 Ensemble, Frontiers Festival 2017

Centrala Gallery, 176 Fazeley Street Birmingham, B5 5RT

"Sorry, where are we now?"  written for 315 Ensemble + live electronics. 

http://www.frontiersmusic.org/

Category: New Work Commission

The Colour of Light

The Grove, Back Row Leeds, LS11 5PL, 7.30 pm

Musik von 2017

Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR, 7pm

10 new works by Birmingham Conservatoire Composers at the great Eastside Projects Gallery, Birmingham

Category: Song cycle; Schubert; Roderick Williams; Susie Allan; Rommi Smith; ebow; female perspective

Solo gig at Saltaire Banstand

Roberts Park, Higher Coach Road, Saltaire BD17

Free music in Robert's park : Solo set 2 - 2.45 - followed by Serious Sam Barrett (3-4.00)

http://roberts-park.org/bandstand-2016/

https://www.facebook.com/Serious-Sam-BarrettYaDig-Records-185802254796469/

Leeds Lieder Festival: Composers and Poets Forum

Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD Workshop 11-5

A collaboration with poet, Rose Drew, sung by Diana Torti as part of a workshop alongside many other new collaborations in the Leeds Lieder Festival.

http://leedslieder.org.uk/whats-on/composers-poets-forum/

Leeds Lieder Festival: Composers and Poets Showcase

Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD Showcase 6.30-7.30

A new piece, a collaboration with poet Rose Drew, sung by Diana Torti as part of the Leeds Lieder Festival and many other new collaborations.

http://leedslieder.org.uk/whats-on/composers-poets-showcase/

Songs and Stories

Six Eight Kafe, Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5HG 6-7.30pm

Join five singer-songwriters for a relaxed early evening concert sharing songs and the stories or influences behind them: Chloe Knibbs, Emily Levy, Chris Cresswell, Emily Abdy, Rosie Tee

http://www.frontiersmusic.org/event/songs-and-stories/

Project Instrumental at the Frontiers Festival

Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Ln, Birmingham B9 4AR 7pm

This exciting string ensemble will perform my new piece 'Stuck Record' & 7 other specially written new works as part of Frontiers Festival.

http://www.frontiersmusic.org/event/project-instrumental

Songs for the Tramway

Shipley Glen Tramway, Saltaire

Part of Saltaire festival, 'Songs for the Tramway is a collection of sixteen 2 minute songs by musicians written for and performed hourly on the Shipley Glen Tramway

http://www.songforthetramway.co.uk/

Cleckheaton Folk Festival: with the Fringe Sisters

Cleckheaton, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, BD19 3RH,
Category: Local event

'In Paradisum', Marian Consort at Conwy Classical Music Festival

Conwy, North Wales

'In Paradisum', Marian Consort at St Pancras Parish Church, London

St Pancras Parish Chuch, London NW1 2BA

New Commission for Marian Consort, SATB Choir and Children's Chorus being performed as part of the London Festival for Contemporary Church Music http://www.lfccm.com/

Marian Consort: Premiere of new commission by EL

Merton College Chapel, Oxford, 7.30pm

Premiere of new piece 'In Paradisum', commissioned by the Marian Consort for their 2015/16 programme. See commissions for more details.

http://marianconsort.co.uk/concerts/?event_id=41

Voice (Not EL performing): 'Patterns of Love' Tour cont featuring new commission 'How Sweetly You Burn'

Various

Tue 2 The Beacon, Newcastle

Wed 3 Workshop and Concert, Headway Arts Space, Blyth

Sat 6 St John's Church, Northwood

full details: http://voicetrio.co.uk

Voice: (Not EL performing) 'Patterns of Love' Tour cont featuring new commission 'How Sweetly You Burn'

Various: full details: http://voicetrio.co.uk

NOVEMBER:

Sat 15 Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 19 Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Sun 23 The Kitchen Garden Birmingham

Mon 24 Netherton Arts Centre, Dudley

Fri 28 National Portrait Gallery, London

Sun 30th: Sage Gateshead

Voice: Launch of 'Patterns of Love' Tour feat 'How Sweetly You Burn'

St John the Evangalist Church, Oxford 7.30pm

Launch of Voice's new tour and programme, 'Patterns of Love' and first performance of 'How Sweetly You Burn' written especially for this exciting vocal trio: http://voicetrio.co.uk/

'A Mix Tape for Gus' BBC Radio 4: Music Documentary

11.30am, Repeated Sunday 12th at 1.30pm: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04kbjhs

My brother Gus & I shared music as long as I can remember. In this programme I look back at our musical exchanges & memories & those of his friends, the connections he forged through music & how he is still inspiring me today, 5 years after his death.

The Music of Joni Mitchell

Garfoth Arts Festival, Garforth Acadamy. 7.30pm

An evening inspired by Joni Mitchell.  I'll be reinterpreting Joni's songs with a band formed just for this gig: feat. Kenny Higgins, Gary Stewart & Dave Evans. Discussion led by music journalist, Laura Barton (The Guardian) & Peter Mills (Leeds Met)

Oxford Girls Choir 30th Anniversary Concert: New Commission: 'Unending Sky'

Oxford Town Hall, 7pm

'Unending Sky' with text from John Masefield's poem  'Lollingdon downs', written for this great choir, plus hand chimes and all things celestial! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/273277

Sinfonye at York Early Music Festival

York Minster, York YO1 7JN, 7.30pm http://ncem.co.uk

This is the premier of the re-imagining of the Vespers by Stevie Wishart, which I recorded as part of Sinfonye, released on Decca last year. As well as Sinfonye, the piece will feature handbells, the Minster bells, organ, percussion, harps and the University of York Chamber Choir.

Traverse at Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle Quarter, Castle Street, Oxford, OX1 1AY, 5pm

A performance of 'Suspension', my piece for 9 part choir to accompany Crossover Integenerational Dance Co., this time performed by Oxford Girls Choir.  Over 150 dancers from Japan & the UK collaborate in a large scale work that moves through the historic Oxford Castle.

Traverse at Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle Quarter, Castle Street, Oxford, OX1 1AY, 5pm

A performance of 'Suspension', my piece for 9 part choir to accompany Crossover Integenerational Dance Co., this time performed by Oxford Girls Choir.  Over 150 dancers from Japan & the UK collaborate in a large scale work that moves through the historic Oxford Castle.

Mass for the Pope at the Vatican

The Vatican, Rome

Mass to celebrate the beatification of Hildegard and her being made a doctor of the Catholic Church (900 years on!) - only the 34th Doctor, 4th Woman & 1st ever composer.

Performing with Stevie Wishart & Sinfonye following the Decca Recording we made earlier this year.

‘Lost and Found’ Album Launch joined by the Helen Watson Trio at Seven Arts, Leeds

7pm, Seven Arts Centre, 31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Launch of new album 'Lost and Found' with: Matthew Bourne, Dave Bowie Jr, Mark Creswell, Sam Hobbs, Richard Ormrod

Plus:Helen Watson Trio, www.helenwatson.net

Further info http://sevenarts.co.uk 0113 262 6777

Category: Song cycle; Schubert; Roderick Williams; Susie Allan; Rommi Smith; ebow; female perspective

'Lost and Found' Album Launch joined by the Helen Watson Trio at Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

8pm, Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford. OX4 1RE

An Oxfringe event at Pegasus Theatre.

First half:  Helen Watson and her band.  Second Half:  Launch of Emily Levy’s debut solo album.

For tickets and further info vist www.pegasustheatre.org, 01865 812150

Category: Song cycle; Schubert; Roderick Williams; Susie Allan; Rommi Smith; ebow; female perspective