New Works By Beamish In September
On 21 September, Sally Beamish’s second ballet, The Little Mermaid
takes to Southampton with the Northern Ballet before touring across the UK. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairytale, David Nixon’s choreography brings to life a mystical underwater world, as a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean.
On the same evening, a new trio, Dance the Beginning of the World
is premiered by Trio Apaches for the Malvern Concert Club. With the title coming from the 16th century play The Atheist's Tragedy
by Cyril Tourneur, each movement represents part of the evolutionary process, with the first a raw chaos and the final a disintegration representing the inevitable end of mankind.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment premieres The Judas Passion
at Saffron Walden’s Saffron Hall
on 24 September, before taking the piece to St John’s Smith Square
the following day. With a libretto by David Harsent, this provocative new chronicle of Jesus’ final days, told through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Escariot, will then receive its US premiere with Philharmonia Baroque
on 4 October.
Beamish is will be in residence at the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival in Norway between 26 September - 1 October, where a wide selection of her music will be being performed throughout.