#InternInsights, a Friday night concert and Turner Sims’ top 5 online music highlights

The team at Turner Sims have been working hard in the run up to the first week of term, preparing a feast for your ears to support you through that ‘back to school’ feeling. 

This Friday 24 April, Turner Sims is streaming a free-to-watch concert from Clara Sanabras and Harvey Brough to help you wind down after a week of study and their team of student Interns have been busy preparing the soundtrack to your week in their #InternInsights playlist series. To top it all off, Turner Sims has provided a round-up of their top 5 online music recommendations to be enjoyed during lockdown. 

Every day this week, one of the fabulous University of Southampton Interns is sharing a playlist of the music that is helping them get through this extraordinary time. So, if you’re eager for new music, looking for some musical inspiration, or getting to grips with remote studying, look after your wellbeing and enjoy a moment of calm escapism. 

First up on Monday was Music Showcase Intern Laura Robertson (intro video at the top of this post), and you can listen to her playlist here. For the playlists from all the interns, follow the Turner Sims blog or check in with the team on social media (links at the bottom).

FREE online concert this Friday with Clara Sanabras and Harvey Brough: Songs of Spanish Exile / A Hum About Mine Ears

Turner Sims is delighted to welcome you to their next online concert this Friday 24 April at 8.00pm. 

Harvey Brough, Clara Sanabras and the University of Southampton Voices choir have postponed their live event to Friday 4 December ‚Äď BUT in place of their original date, they present to you a special online event to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.

Clara Sanabras and Harvey Brough will perform live from their home in London some of the Songs of Spanish Exile, followed by an exclusive streaming of A Hum about Mine Ears ‚Äď the CD launch concert from the Barbican, London from March 2016.

The footage, which has never been seen, features Clara Sanabras, Chorus of Dissent, Vox Holloway and Britten Sinfonia conducted by Harvey Brough.

The University of Southampton Voices choir will join in from their home in a virtual concert ‚Äď they had learned the music until rehearsals had to stop.

Scattered Flight: Songs of Spanish Exile is an elegy to the experience of exile, told in Catalan, Spanish and English, featuring brand new compositions, as well as traditional material referencing not only the Civil War but also the Spanish Diaspora of 1492.

More than a simple soundtrack to the play, A Hum About Mine Ears takes some of The Tempest‚Äôs ideas and themes ‚Äď loss, retrieval, exile and reunion ‚Äď and relates them to Sanabras‚Äôs own experiences as a modern woman and emigrant. Drawing on elements from blues and jazz to European folk, this is one of Shakespeare‚Äôs most famous works unravelled in a performance as deep, mysterious and expansive as The Tempest itself.

Online Music Top 5: Turner Sims recommends…

1. Portico Quartet’s Music for Home playlist

With two former Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra members in their number, Portico Quartet, who performed to a packed house at Turner Sims earlier this year, have created their Music for Home playlist which they will update every Thursday. Discover their influences, enjoy music you may not have heard before and escape with some firm favourites.

2. #AtHomewithLMP

Turner Sims favourites The London Mozart Players present a daily stream of musical content live on their facebook page with different themes, including Solo Sundays, Mozart Mondays and Family Fridays! 

3. Maya Youssef and Milos Karadaglic on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

BBC Radio 3‚Äôs In Tune features Syrian qanun player Maya Youssef and classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic ‚Äď catch up with two former Turner Sims artists and find out how they are responding artistically in this uncertain time. 

4. Sam Sweeney’s Unearth Repeat Listening Club

Turner Sims Spring Season artist Sam Sweeney was forced to cancel his tour due to the current crisis but has shared his beautiful new music in a different way. Sam Sweeney‚Äôs Unearth Repeat Listening Club ‚Äď originally a live stream – features Sam giving a little commentary on how he wrote, arranged and recorded his new album. We hope to hear it live sometime in the future!

5. Stilgoe in the Shed

Singer, pianist, songwriter, all-round entertainer and Southampton alumnus Joe Stilgoe, who recently delighted Turner Sims audiences with his festive Christmas at the Movies, performs live daily at 1pm from his garden shed ‚Äď and he even takes requests on Twitter! Even better, there‚Äôs a whole series to catch up with on his YouTube channel.


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