The Gesualdo Six are embarking on a new festival, which will see them releasing six pre-recorded concerts across October and November.  

Released between the 25th October to 29th November, ticket holders will be able to watch the concerts live and on demand from the date of broadcast until 1st January 2021.

This first festival will focus on themes such as reconnection, new beginnings and reconciliation.

Those taking part in the festival include: Fieri Consort, Helen Charlston, Ensemble Augelletti, Matilda Lloyd, The Hermes Experiment and The Gesualdo Six.

The first concert on the 25th October at 5pm will see the Fieri Consort presenting a programme of music by Monteverdi and Marenzio.

Meanwhile, on the 1st November Helen Charlston and Toby Carr are inspired by by the delay of their new commission ‘Battle Cry’, which seeks to re-balance the obsession with female abandonment and lament in the 17th century, Helen Charlston and Toby Carr join these abandoned heroines to bring to life some of the music they had most been looking forward to performing if 2020 had gone to plan.

The 8th November will see The Hermes Experiment performing works by mily Hall, Errollyn Wallen and Alex Mills are performed alongside arrangements of pieces by Anna Meredith and Peter Maxwell Davies. 

On the 15th November Ensemble Augelletti will present work by Handel, Bach, Corelli, Graun and Schop. The concert will celebrate the new beginnings that composers and their students created for their music.

Matilda Lloyd and Martin Cousin will perform on the 22nd November, exploring the idea of rebirth in a sequence of pieces connected by moments of fresh inspiration. The programme will include works by Alessandro Marcello, Sofia Gubaidulina, Johannes Brahms and Laurence Bitensky.

The festival will conclude on the 29th November, with a concert featuring The Gesualdo Six and inspired by the turning of the seasons.

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.thegesualdosix.co.uk/london-sound-gallery/