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Watch LIFEM 2023

LIFEM 2023 concerts are now available to watch from anywhere in the world.

Take yourself back to those wonderful November nights and relive our concerts or hear them for the very first time!

From the Gala Recital with Jane Chapman giving the World Premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s ‘Tears no more’ to the incredibly talented musicians from the OAE Experience Ensemble performing Haydn and Mozart and the incredible virtuosity of Erik Bosgraaf with the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble. We guarantee that you will never have seen such an exciting and thrilling performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
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LIFEM’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Performed on a Taskin harpsichord with its rich timbre, this gala programme explores the vast repertory of contrasting harpsichord music. La Volta by William Byrd was most likely composed for virginals and Roxanna Panufnik’s new work inspired by Byrd’s Pavana Lachrymae is conceived for the double manual harpsichord with all its colourful registration.

Performed on 9th November 2023

In 1986, a group of inquisitive London musicians took a long hard look at that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a particular era? Too restricting. Perfect a work and then move on? Too lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born.

Performed on 10th November 2023

Erik Bosgraaf is generally considered to be one of the world’s leading recorder players. Accompanied by The Wrocław Baroque Orchestra he performs a festive programme which is a homage to Antonio Vivaldi.
Performed on 11th November 2023
“Makers of crumhorns, lutes, viols, sackbuts and shawms rub shoulders with top players, singers and composers, in a week-long celebration of musical exploration and performance.”

Stephen Pritchard, The Observer


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