Harry Bicket directs The English Concert in special performances in commemoration of the armistice, joined by the New English Ballet Theatre and The Erebus Ensemble at the Peacock Theatre, London. Described as “a visual and musical feast of passion, hop, and remembrance”, Wayne Eagling’s latest ballet set to Handel’s Ode to St Cecilia’s Day is based on the life of Dame Marie Rambert, a celebrated Polish-British ballet dancer during the Great War.
Further plans for Harry and The English Concert include Harry’s own arrangements of Mozart works for mechanical clockwork organ, Bach Cantatas for Advent and they continue their Handel opera series with performances of Semele in Europe and the United States, including Theatre de Champs Elysées, Barbican Centre and Carnegie Hall.
This season, Harry also makes return visits to Metropolitan Opera (The Magic Flute), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Ariodante), Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera (Cosi Fan Tutte and Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Renee Fleming), Prague Philharmonia featuring Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus, and whilst in Chicago also conducts Music of the Baroque.
For more information about The English Concert’s armistice commemoration concert, please visit this website.