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8th EDITION

13-18 Sep 2021

@ The Warehouse, London

 
 
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LFAM 2021

Welcome!

The Mornington Trust, in Association with Lontano Trust and Musical Elements, is proud to present the 8th biennial London Festival of American Music, taking place between September 13-18th 2021 at The Warehouse.

 

The week-long Festival, under the Artistic Direction of pioneering Cuban-American conductor-composer Odaline de la Martínez, promotes the work of outstanding American composers who are well-known in the States but little-known to UK audiences, with many of the performances World and/or UK Premieres. Continuing the Festival's long-standing commitment to equality, over half the composers featured are women, and three quarters come from an ethnic minority background.

Diversity in every sense of the word is the main theme in LFAM 2021, headlined by three UK premiere performances of Kaminsky-Campbell-Reed's 2014 critically-acclaimed chamber opera, As One, in which two voices – Hannah After and Hannah Before – share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. The Festival also features the Black Renaissance of Harlem and Chicago with pianist Samantha Ege; Black culture in songs by the Harlem poet Langston Hughes, with mezzo soprano Simone Ibbett-Brown; a focus on the composer Daniel Asia with the Lin-Linder Duo; and works by Augusta Read Thomas and Fred Lerdahl performed by Lontano Ensemble.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Odaline de la Martinez, London Festival of American Music

Odaline de la Martínez

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EVENTS

1/4

13

Mon

Sep

Black Renaissance in the USA and Caribbean

Lontano, Simone Ibbett-Brown, Carloine Balding, Dominic Saunders

14

Tues

Sep

Music for Two Pianos

Lin-Linder Duo

15

Weds

Sep

Opera: 'As One'

Lontano String Quartet, Simon Wallfisch, Arlene Rolph

16

Thurs

Sep

Samantha Ege

Black Renaissance in Harlem and Chicago

17

Fri

Sep

Opera: 'As One'

Lontano String Quartet, Simon Wallfisch, Arlene Rolph

18

Sat

Sep

Opera: 'As One'

Lontano String Quartet, Simon Wallfisch, Arlene Rolph

 

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Odaline de la Martínez is a clear-sighted and astonishly able music director who brings a sense of adventure to contemporary music.

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The Musical Times

 

HOW TO FIND US

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CONTACT US

Office 44
219, Walworth Road
London

SE17 1RL
United Kingdom

 

+44 (0)7948 099298

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Funded in part by The Amphion Foundation, Inc.

The Mornington Trust gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the following organisations: The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts; the Amphion Foundation; the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust; the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University; the University of Arizona; Musical Elements; the RVW Trust; and the Rebecca Clark Society.