Celtic Connections and other news
Northumbrian Voices at Celtic Connections, Glasgow, on 2 February is the last chance to see this incredible show before a handful of summer dates. If you manage to see the show in Glasgow please post a comment. In other news…
Kathryn has a new commission to compose for the National Youth Orchestra. This is part of a special programme of folk and classical music conducted by Charles Hazlewood, featuring the National Youth Orchestra and members of Bellowhead at the Southbank Centre, London, on 15 April.
As Artistic Director of Folkestra Kathryn is devising work and performing with the ensemble for the BT River of Music as part of the Cultural Olympiad in Gateshead on 15 June and in Trafalgar Square, London, on 22 July.
Just now Kathryn is working with Sting on the development of his new music theatre show The Last Ship.
Looking further ahead, Kathryn’s idea of a ‘Festival of the North East’ to celebrate the creativity of the region is scheduled for June 2013. She is joined by Lee Hall and Lauren Laverne as the project’s Artistic Advisers with Sage Gateshead playing a leading role in its organisation. The festival is timed to coincide with the arrival in Durham of the Lindisfarne gospels in June 2013.