Dionysos: Music, Live Art & Celebration
Tickets £25 (£20 concs)
In the spirit of Dionysos, Bakkhai composer Orlando Gough curates an eclectic day of musical Dionysia.
The afternoon opens with urban folk artist Çiğdem Aslan, rising star of the Greek Rebetiko scene and an improvised performance by musical innovators Peter Wiegold and Martin Butler and the jazz band Notes Inégales.
We will also be joined by London's first Tarantella and Pizzica ensemble Amaraterra performing traditional folk music and dance from Southern Italy, and there's a rare chance to experience the acclaimed The Bee Symphony music installation, exploring vocal harmonies between humans and honey bees.
A bespoke composition from Orlando completes the bill, performed by three of the Wild Women from our production of Bakkhai Eugenia Georgieva, Hazel Holder and Catherine May with guests Melanie Pappenheim and Louis Mills.
Between performances Orlando will open up conversations about his programming and will explore how music links to Greek Tragedy, specifically delving into ecstatic music with Keith Howard, Professor of Music from SOAS, University of London.
Join us for music, debate and let the wine flow.
Sun 13 Sep 4 – 8pm
Orlando Gough writes music mostly for the theatre – operas, plays, dance pieces, music-theatre - and creates large-scale site-specific work.
For the Almeida: Bakkhai; Mr. Burns; Blood Wedding.
Recent opera work includes: Imago (Glyndebourne); Road Rage (Garsington Opera); Foghorn Requiem (Souter Lighthouse, South Shields); Stemmer (Bergen Festival).