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We are City of London Sinfonia (CLS), the orchestral home to over 40 outstanding professional musicians, who come together in the shared belief that music has the power to transform people across all areas of society.

We give over 75 performances every year anywhere from an East London club to international concert halls, cathedrals and opera houses, or communities who because of location or opportunity would not otherwise experience outstanding professional music-making. We spend over 150 days every year in schools where social background often creates a barrier to creativity and ambition, hospitals for young people with severe and challenging conditions, and with older people dealing with loss of loved ones and memory.

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We are City of London Sinfonia (CLS), the orchestral home to over 40 outstanding professional musicians, who come together in the shared belief that music has the power to transform people across all areas of society.

We give over 75 performances every year anywhere from an East London club to international concert halls, cathedrals and opera houses, or communities who because of location or opportunity would not otherwise experience outstanding professional music-making. We spend over 150 days every year in schools where social background often creates a barrier to creativity and ambition, hospitals for young people with severe and challenging conditions, and with older people dealing with loss of loved ones and memory.

    CLS podcast: Ruth Padel discusses Scheherazade

    CLS podcast: Ruth Padel discusses Scheherazade

    Ruth Padel talks to Arna Margrét Jónsdóttir (Marketing Assistant) and Elaine Baines (Chief Operating Officer) about her original poem, based on the frame story of 'One Thousand and One Nights', written specially for 'Scheherazade: A retelling for our times' at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on 1 December 2019.

    Hosted by Arna Margrét Jónsdóttir.
    Recorded and edited in November 2019.

    • 14 min
    Hanan al-Shaykh discusses Scheherazade

    Hanan al-Shaykh discusses Scheherazade

    Hanan al-Shaykh talks to Arna Margrét Jónsdóttir (Marketing Assistant) and Elaine Baines (Chief Operating Officer) about her relationship with the stories of 'One Thousand and One Nights' and her role in 'Scheherazade: A retelling for our times' at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on 1 December 2019.

    Hosted by Arna Margrét Jónsdóttir.
    Recorded and edited in November 2019.

    • 24 min
    Genevieve Lacey talks Absolute Bird

    Genevieve Lacey talks Absolute Bird

    On Friday 3 May 2019, international recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey performs with City of London Sinfonia in ‘Absolute Bird: Sounds of the Outback’ at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Here’s what she had to say ahead of our performance.

    #AbsoluteBird: bit.ly/absolutebird

    • 4 min
    CLS Presents Absolute Bird

    CLS Presents Absolute Bird

    CEO Matthew Swann talks about all things birdsong and nature, and how composers from all periods have been fascinated by it, including Hollis Taylor—whose music our Absolute Bird series is named after.

    View Absolute Bird series: http://bit.ly/absolutebird
    > 3 May, Sounds of the Outback
    > 15 May, Flocks of Europe
    > 24 May, Translating Nature

    Image: Pied butcherbird by Hollis Taylor

    • 20 min
    CLS Office Chats with the participation team: Part 7, The impact of music

    CLS Office Chats with the participation team: Part 7, The impact of music

    Our participation team chats about our spring projects and how we're using the repertoire and themes of our Absolute Bird series (London, May 2019) to create shared musical experiences in wellbeing and education settings.

    Featuring Fiona Lambert (Director of Participation), Fiona Johnstone (Participation Projects Manager) and Natasha Allery (Marketing and Audiences Officer). Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the CLS Office.

    • 3 min
    CLS Office Chats with the participation team: Part 6, Care home visits

    CLS Office Chats with the participation team: Part 6, Care home visits

    Our participation team chats about our spring projects and how we're using the repertoire and themes of our Absolute Bird series (London, May 2019) to create shared musical experiences in wellbeing and education settings.

    Featuring Fiona Lambert (Director of Participation), Fiona Johnstone (Participation Projects Manager) and Natasha Allery (Marketing and Audiences Officer). Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the CLS Office.

    • 4 min

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