At the heart of O/Modernt is the creation of programmes that, through the imaginative and adventurous combination of old and new, awaken innovative listening.
Our programmes delight in taking the listener on journeys filled with both playful curiosity and contemplative inquiry.
Highly original programmes in which the so-called ‘old’ – for which read timeless – comes up freshest in the company of the new. —The Arts Desk
The year 2021 marks thirty years since the death of Miles Davis, fifty since the death of Igor Stravinsky, and 500 since that of the Renaissance maestro Josquin des Prez. All three of these inimitable artists have the power not only to change the way we hear the music of their time, but to change the way we hear music itself.
Stories from around the world are told in a concert devoted to the unheard voices of women from many times and places.
The ‘Moonlight’ sonata introduces a concert dedicated to the power of the moon on composers including Schubert, Sting and Henry Mancini, not neglecting Nicholas Britell’s Oscar-nominated score for the film Moonlight (2015). At the heart of the performance is Schoenberg’s impassioned meditation on nocturnal light, Verklärte Nacht.
Using the wonders of Harry Potteresque magic to move through time and space, we are transported to the epoch of Virgil’s Aeneid by way of the extraordinary sound world that flourished in late seventeenth-century England.
A series of joyful concerts featuring music from India and exploring the inspirational power of Indian music on composers from America and Europe.