Antony & Johnsons for Symphony Dates

 

Hitting that lucrative
summer European, er, symphony circuit.

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Antony – currently featured in the new print edition of BLURT
via an exclusive interview with contributing editor A.D. Amorosi – will play a series of unique concerts in collaboration
with symphonies across Europe this summer. Presenting a wide array of material
including songs from “The Crying Light”, the concerts will feature large format
orchestras (36-52 players) presenting arrangements developed by Antony and Nico Muhly and
conducted by Rob Moose.  Premiering at the Manchester Festival, Antony has also been
commissioned to create a stage environment for “The Crying Light” inspired
by Bauhaus stage lighting design and considering the dreams of crystals inside
mountains.

 

 

Concert Dates:

June 21 & 22 – Amsterdam , Holland – Holland Festival  at Royal
Theatre Carré with the Metropole Orchestra
July 3 & 4 – Manchester , UK – Manchester International Festival at the
Opera House with the Manchester Camerata
July 21 – Lyon, France – Les Nuits de Fourviere with the Opera de Lyon Orchestra
July 28 – Rome , Italy – Cavea at Il Parco della Musica  with the Rome
Sinfonietta
August 9 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Jazz Festival – (for the inauguration of the
open air venue of the Opera House) with the Oslo Opera House Orchestra
August 14 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival with the Gothenburg
Symphonic Orchestra

 

 

More Antony
news:

 

 

Secretly Canadian and Rough
Trade will release the “Epilepsy Is Dancing” single in Europe
April 6/US April 7. The single will be released in CD and 7″ vinyl formats and
includes live favorite “Where Is My Power?” Check out the striking video for
the single produced by AFAS and directed by the Wachowski Brothers (THE MATRIX,
V for VENDETTA) which can be viewed on YouTube.
 

Antony and the Johnsons will play the Coachella Music and Arts
Festival on Sunday April 19th. Antony
has collaborated with avant-garde composer and electronics wiz Matthew Herbert
for the event.  The duo will present stark electronic re-imaginings of
songs from Antony
and the Johnsons’ new album “The Crying Light.”

 

 

Antony has been invited by designer and gallerist Agnes B to
curate an art show at Gallery Du Jour in Paris,
opening on April 11th. Entitled “Six Eyes” the exhibition will
feature work by Peter Hujar, Kiki Smith, Alice O’Mally, William Basinski and
James Elaine, Antony
and Barbara Cummard.

 

 

 

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