EVENTS

11 Feb 2020

Borough New Music

Ellittico, di Beffe e Elegie

As part of Borough New Music series (London), Giulia Semerano Trio will perform Ellittico, di Beffe e Elegie, a six-movement compositions for violin, clarinet and piano, composed in 2012. Alongside this work, pianists Giulia Semerano and Filippo Di Bari will also premier a new composition by Simone Spagnolo for piano four-hands.

13 Oct 2019

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Innuendo // Sheer Piano Attack

Gabriele Baldocci's acclaimed album Sheer Piano Attack is a pianistic tribute to Queen's music, featuring arrangements of pieces such as White QueenThe Prophet and Love of My Life. As part of it, Simone Spagnolo has been commissioned a virtuoso piano transcription of the celebrated song Innuendo, which opens the album as its first track.
Sheer Piano Attack will finally be launched on the 13th of October at Milton Keynes' The Stables, featuring Gabriele Baldocci, Freddie Mercury’s best friend Peter Straker, and opera star Barbara Luccini.
Tickets can be booked on The Stables Website.
Sheer Piano Attack  can be found on iTnues, Amazon MP3, Spotify, CDBaby, and all other music distributors. 

3 Sep 2019, 1.45pm

East Parry Room, Royal College of Music

Arias from 'Even you, lights, cannot hear me'

Baritone James Schouten will perform selected arias from Simone's music theatre work 'Even you, lights, cannot hear me', an experimental piece based on a monologue by Chekov, which received raging reviews for its 2017 performances at Opera in the City Festival.

3, 5, 7, 8 Sep 2018, 7.30pm

Opera in the City Festival 

Bridewell Theatre, UK

★★★★★ Plays To See

★★The Stage

★★★★ London Theatre 1

Faust, Alberta

Following Opera in the City Festival's 2017 success, Time Zone Theatre has commissioned Simone Spagnolo a new operatic spectacle based on the myth of Faust.
Faust, Alberta explores the tragic story of Doctor Faustus and his fatal deal with Mephistopheles from a new, contemporary angle. The radical reworking of the classic portrays Faust as a man who has lost his identity and the sense of his journey along the way, and is desperately trying to solve the jigsaw of his existence. It is a philosophical piece about how to find one's true self. 
> Info and Bookings

13 Jul 2018, 9.30am

Conservatorio di Brescia, Italy

Silenzio

Harpist Francesca Virgilio performs Silenzio, for prepared harp. Originally composed in 2012, and then extensively performed in Europe, US and Hong Kong, Silenzio draws from Cageian aesthetics. The harp is prepared with both little Chinese bells and foil paper, while the music articulates melodic patters of an etherial intensity.

Francesca Virgilio will present this composition as part of her degree's final performance and written dissertation. 
> Buy Silenzio on iTunes

11 & 19 Jun 2018

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge and Chelmsford

Our Journey

Commissioned to celebrate Anglia Ruskin University's 25th Anniversary, Our Journey is a musico-theatrical ode inspired by John Ruskin and the values of education. The piece will feature three simultaneously playing ensembles composed of brass instruments, choir, percussion, one actor, and a number of soloists. This composition will take place outdoor, as part of what is expected to be a unique, exciting event.

12 May 2018

Anglia Ruskin University

De-lirious Marks

Simone Spagnolo will present his recently written essay De-lirious Marks as part of Anglia Ruskin University's Assessment Symposium, taking place in Covent Garden Drama Studio, Cambridge. The paper articulates some reflections on the rationality of marking and the irrationality of the arts, exploring the value and notion of grading university assessments within the field of the performing arts. 

11 May 2018, 7.30pm

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

Scold's Bridle

Based on The History of Women in 100 Objects, The Scold's Bridle is a newly written musical by Rebecca Applin, who kindly composed this new, original work for Anglia Ruskin University's Performing Arts students. Simone Spagnolo will music direct the premier performance of this piece at Mumford Theatre, Cambridge. The piece is scored soloist, choir and rock band. 

5 Apr 2018

Wales International Harp Festival, London

&
11 Apr 2018

St. Alfege, Greenwich, London

Silenzio

Harpist Frances Tang performs Silenzio, for prepared harp. Originally composed in 2012, and then extensively performed in Europe, US and Hong Kong, Silenzio draws from Cageian aesthetics. The harp is prepared with both little Chinese bells and foil paper, while the music articulates melodic patters of an etherial intensity.
> Visit Wales International Harp Festival site

> Buy Silenzio on iTunes

23 Mar 2018, 6pm

Hughes Hall, Pavilion Room, Cambridge

'Non ho dormito in questa notte mai'

Commissioned by Mifune Trio, 'Non ho dormito in questa notte mai' is a musical-action scored for violin, soprano sax, off-stage and on-stage piano. Written in 2016, and previously performed at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, this trio will now be presented at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. 

> EVENT's LINK and BOOKING

2 Mar 2018, 1pm

Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Drops of Candle Wax

Wonderful violinist Mifune Tsuji will perform Simone's solo violin piece Drops of Candle Wax, a challenging yet lyrical work exploring thematic development and harmonic, cyclical transpositions. This is a unique chance to experience Simone's instrumental music.

4 Mar 2018

Jade Channel, TVB  Hong Kong

Silenzio

Harpist Frances Tang performs Silenzio, for prepared harp. The performance will be broadcasted on TVB Hong Kong, and it'll be available on online streaming too. 
Originally composed in 2012, and then extensively performed in Europe and US, Silenzio draws from Cageian aesthetics. The harp is prepared with both little Chinese bells and foil paper, while the music articulates melodic patters of an etherial intensity.

> Buy Silenzio on iTunes

19-20Jan 2018

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, UK

Mr. Burns

In association with Anglia Ruskin University's Performing Arts Course and Mumford Theatre, Simone Spagnolo will be conducting two performances of Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

> Info & Tickets

12-13 Jan 2018

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, UK

Bring It On

In association with Anglia Ruskin University's Performing Arts Course and Mumford Theatre, Simone Spagnolo will be conducting two performances of Jeff Whitty and Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Bring It On. 

> Info & Tickets

28 Oct 2017,

Cambridge Festival of Ideas, UK

Covent Garden Studio Theatre
matinee performance
3pm

post-performance talk 4pm

evening performance 7.30pm

The Colour Blue

The Colour Blue is a daring music-theatre challenge that playfully dissects the epistemological issues defining our post-truth era. Scored for four singers, four musicians and two actors, this pieces outlines a surreal comedy with a philosophical twist.

The Colour Blue will be presented as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, at Covent Garden Studio Theatre.

> Visit the Festival's site

> Bookings open on 25th September on Cambridge Festival of Ideas

8, 11, 12 Aug 2017, 7.30pm

Opera in the City Festival

Bridewell Theatre, UK

★★★★★ Operissima Whispers

★★Live Theatre UK

Even you, lights, cannot hear me

Exploring a futuristic and elegiac vision of the end of time, Even you, lights, cannot hear me is a new operatic spectacle based on a monologue from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Two singers, depicted as two beings embodied into one entity, wonder a surreal, yet exquisite cosmos, in which nothingness and wholeness coexist, timelessly.

Come and see this unique work, performed by the wonderful Kate Symonds-Joy and James Schouten, as part of 2017 Opera in the City Festival.

> Visit the Festival's site

> Buy Tickets here

24 Mar 2017

Baptist University of Hong Kong, HK

Silenzio

Harpist Frances Tang performs Silenzio, for prepared harp. Originally composed in 2012, and then extensively performed in Europe and US, Silenzio draws from Cageian aesthetics. The harp is prepared with both little Chinese bells and foil paper, while the music articulates melodic patters of an etherial intensity.

> Buy Silenzio on iTunes

Spring 2017

TEDx Talk, Pescara

Il Tempo e le Storie Infinite del Teatro Musicale

Join Simone Spagnolo at his first TEDx Talk, to be held in Pescara, Italy. He'll be exploring music-theatre's time and infinite stories. 

> VISIT TEDx PESCARA SITE

10 Mar 2017, 1pm

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

'Non ho dormito in questa notte mai'

Commissioned by Mifune Trio, 'Non ho dormito in questa notte mai' is a brief musical-action scored for violin, soprano sax, off-stage and on-stage piano.

23 Jan 2017

Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Silenzio

Harpist Frances Tang performs Silenzio, for prepared harp. Originally composed in 2012, and then extensively performed in Europe and US, Silenzio draws from Cageian aesthetics. The harp is prepared with both little Chinese bells and foil paper, while the music articulates melodic patters of an etherial intensity.

> Buy Silenzio on iTunes

13 & 14 Jan 2017

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, UK

Bernarda Alba

Based on Federico Garcia Lorca's masterpiece The House of Bernarda Alba, Michael John La Chiusa's Bernarda Alba is a 2006 off-Broadway musical scored for female singers and an orchestra of ten. Simone Spagnolo will conduct this work as part of an Anglia Ruskin University performance in Mumford Theatre, Cambridge.

25 Nov 2016

Sala dei Giganti, Padova, Italy

Silenzio

Wonderful harpist Giulia Rettore performs Silenzio, for prepared harp. Originally composed in 2012, and then extensively performed in Europe, US and Hong Kong, Silenzio draws from Cageian aesthetics. The harp is prepared with both little Chinese bells and foil paper, while the music articulates melodic patters of an etherial intensity.

This performance will take place as part of an event organised by 'Ed allora sarà sempre festa per te' Association.

> Buy Silenzio on iTunes

29 Oct 2016, 5.30pm

Cambridge Festival of Ideas, ARU

'Non ho dormito in questa notte mai'

Commissioned by Mifune Trio, 'Non ho dormito in questa notte mai' is a brief musical-action scored for violin, soprano sax, off-stage and on-stage piano.

> VISIT EVENT's LINK

7 Jul 2016, 1pm

St. Alfege, Greenwich

Silenzio, for prepare harp

Silenzio, for prepared harp

As part of CrossContemporary Project, harpist Micol Degl'Innocenti plays Silenzio, Simone's internationally performed piece. 

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