Wednesday 18 October 2023

Constella Music celebrates a decade of innovative work with anniversary event at Sadler’s Wells

Leo Geyer, artistic director of Constella Music
Leo Geyer, artistic director of Constella Music 

Leo Geyer's Constella Music is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an event at Sadler's Wells Theatre on Monday 27 November 2023. The interdisciplinary music company, formally known as Constella OperaBallet, celebrates a decade of daring and visually striking work. The company's new name, Constella Music, reflects its ever-growing repertoire encompassing the broad creative endeavours of its artistic director, composer and conductor Leo Geyer.

The celebration at Sadler's Wells features world premieres including London Portraits, Leo Geyer's opera-ballet, choreographed by Taira Foo, which fuses jazz and street dance. Geyer’s Water Boatman for double-bass and loop pedal, commissioned by the Musician’s Company, will have its first public performance, having been featured on the BBC, and will be performed by Toby Hughes. The Constella Orchestra will perform excerpts from a new opera-ballet, the Orchestras of Auschwitz - featuring music written in concentration camps - will also be performed for the first time, a project that plays tribute to musicians murdered in Auschwitz.

Constalla Music' snew ventures for 2024 and beyond will include restoring the live cinema orchestra score for the seminal Ukrainian film Man with a Movie Camera, a television documentary about music of the Holocaust, and a collaboration with the Science Museum. Constella will also be continuing their acclaimed programme Connecting Stars, that provides live and interactive virtual performances for care home residents, which to date has resulted in over 1,500 performances nationwide.

Full details of Constella Music's 10th anniversary celebrations from their website.

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