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Made possible with the generous support of:

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Haggerston School
Weymouth Terrace, E2 8LS

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Car: There is limited parking on Saturdays on residential streets around the venue. You will also find parking near the old BRIDGE ACADEMY site on Haggerston Road & Dunston Road which are accessed either via Kingsland Road or off Queensbridge Road via Scriven Street. It is then just a short walk to Haggerston School. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CAR PARK
26, 55, 67, 149, 236, 242. 243 and 394.
Nearest tubes:
Old Street, Bethnal Green
Nearest overground stations: Haggerston/ Hoxton
From Old Street:
Bus 55 from stop F towards Bromley Rd (getting off at Queensbridge Rd)
From Liverpool St:
Bus 26 from stop F towards Hackney Wick/Trowbridge Rd (getting off at Queensbridge Rd)
From Bethnal Green:
20 mins walk
From Hoxton overground:
10 mins walk
From Haggerston overground:
5 mins walk

Clive Barda

Natalie Clein
LSO St Luke’s

Edited 20.12.2012

CYM Xtra!

In 2009-10, The Foyle Foundation funded CYM Xtra! projects to develop ongoing work at CYMH. These included a concert at Shoreditch Church as part of Spitalfields Festival in which the whole of the Centre took part. New commissions by Chris Ash (The Roast Coast Post Ghost Song) and Ben Oliver (The Dino Rescue Team) were performed by the Red and Yellow choirs alongside works by Tobias Schultz and Vaughan Williams. The quartet of the acclaimed Mobius Ensemble worked with the students before performing with them on June 12th 2010. Devise and Improvise was a hugely successful day of masterclasses in which students worked with HMDT Patron cellist Natalie Clein and jazz singer Natalie Williams to develop their creative improvisation skills.

CYM Xtra! is a new strand of the Centre for Young Musicians Hackney (CYM Hackney), set up to offer innovative and high quality music making opportunities for experienced players in addition to the ongoing classes offered by the school. It offers an additional range of activities including composition and music technology workshops working with leading artists including composer Matthew King and cellist Natalie Clein.

The first winner of both the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians and BBC Young Musician of the Year, Natalie’s performances have taken her all over Europe as well as Japan, Australia, America and Buenos Aires. Winner of the 2005 Classical Brit Award, she records exclusively for EMI and performs regularly in chamber music as well as a soloist. Her new recording of the Elgar cello concerto has just been released to critical acclaim and Natalie is the cover feature of November’s Classic FM Magazine.

Odyssean Variations, the new work for solo cello and orchestra was written for a range of instrumental groups, choir and electro-acoustical forces. This exciting world premiere for virtuoso cellist Natalie Clein and Chamber Orchestra, charts Odysseus’s return voyage from the ravaged city of Troy. The variations describe his adventures with the one-eyed Cyclops, clashing rocks, singing sirens, ghosts in the Kingdom of the Dead and Circe the sorceress who turns humans into pigs.

It was performed alongside new works by Joseph Finlay and Sam Q Smith, two composers from HMDT’s PRS Foundation Young Composers’ Scheme, at LSO St Luke’s on 28th June 2008.

If you're a young instrumentalist and would like to get involved in CYMXtra! then download the leaflet and apply now!: [ Click here to download ]


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