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St Magnus International Festival

The Festival Ensemble premieres Fakeries by Huw Belling at the 2014 St Magnus International Festival on the Orkney Isles.

Fakeries

“Inspired by footage of an unbalanced washing machine shaking itself apart, Fakeries is a wash-cycle of invented folk dances that spins itself into oblivion.”

Manchester Chamber Choir – Lux Fulgebit

mcclogo1Manchester Chamber Choir will premiere Huw’s carol Lux Fulgebit Hodie on Saturday the 14th of December at 7.30pm Christ Church, Darley Avenue, West Didsbury. Tickets here.

Symonds plays Diffusions

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Jack Symonds has recorded the 12 minute piano work ‘Diffusions’ which he commissioned this year from Huw. The score note reads:

Diffusions mostly obscures its own simple material. Occasionally the underlying simplicity is left in peace; at other times it is possessed by the machine in the ghost.

See the score.

Classic FM broadcast

Huw’s Videntes Stellam to be broadcast in Australia on ABC Classic FM, 8.00pm, Monday 15 Oct.

Glass: In the Penal Colony

Huw conducts the Australian Premiere of Glass’s 2000 Chamber Opera, In the Penal Colony. Details here

Pascal Herington on set. Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/glasss-acute-vision-of-an-ageless-kafka-tale/story-e6frg8n6-1226325228399

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/stage/nightmare-helps-realise-operatic-tale-of-torture-20120405-1wfcp.html

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/whats-on/kafka-nightmare-gets-hard-cell/story-e6frexmi-1226320051564

http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/Article/296211,sydney-chamber-opera-through-a-glass-darkly.aspx

I Have Had Enough: Reviews and Trailer


I Have Had Enough (trailer above) including Nunc Dimittis by Jack Symonds which Huw Conducted for Sydney Chamber Opera, has received positive reviews, including this from the Sydney Morning Herald.

Selected Photos & Show Reel below:

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I Have Had Enough

Huw will conduct Sydney Chamber Opera’s Next production titled ‘I Have Had Enough’ including Nunc Dimittis by Jack Symonds. Full details and tickets here.

Great reviews for Vixen


The Cunning Little Vixen, which Huw Produced for Sydney Chamber Opera, and for which he was assistant conductor has received  a handful of  great reviews!

Trailer of NFU


 Trailer of Sydney Chamber Opera’s recent production of Notes from Underground.

“From every point of view – artistic, musical, theatrical and logistical – this was an ambitious undertaking, impressively realised…Gripping and earthy…it was an auspicious launch.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“A brave and triumphant debut for Sydney Chamber Opera.”

Limelight Magazine

Positive Reviews for Notes…

Smile - you're in Saint Petersburg

Notes from underground has received much press, including one article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the launch of the company; one in the Telegraph anticipating the production; and several positive reviews including one from ABC’s limelight magazine; and a four-and-a-half star review from Peter McCallum.

Huw will be involved with Sydney Chamber Opera‘s next production, of The Cunning Little Vixen. More soon…