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    Cheltenham Festival - The music of Rome

    10 Jul 2019, Cheltenham College Chapel

    ORA singers perform a programme inspired by Rome's rich catalogue of Renaissance composers, including the world premiere of Freya Waley-Cohen's reflection on Anerio's Christus Factus Est.

    More info and tickets here.

    Echea String Quartet

    18 Jun 2019, Royal Academy of Music, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

    The Echéa String Quartet perform works by Birtwistle, Bartok and Louise Drewett alongside Freya’s Snap Dragon.

    More info here.

    Albion Quartet at the Aldeburgh Festival

    11 Jun 2019, Orford Church

    The Albion Quartet will premiere Freya’s new String Quartet, an Aldeburgh Festival Commission. It will be performed alongside works by Haydn, Thomas Larcher, and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

    More info and tickets here.

    LA Phil - Noon to Midnight

    01 Jun 2019, Walt Disney Hall

    John Adams conducts a concert of premieres commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of their Green Umbrella series, performed by the LA Phil New Music Group.

    More info and tickets here

    Borough New Music - George Fu

    28 May 2019, St George the Martyr Church, Borough, London

    Pianist George Fu performs works by Knussen, Carter, Marsey, Fardon, Aucoin, as well as Freya's Isle.

    More information and tickets here

    Tabea Debus at Sound Unbound Festival

    18 May 2019, Barbican Centre

    Recorder player Tabea Debus will be playing Freya’s ‘Caffeine’ as part of a programme centred around Hidegard von Bingen’s writings on eyesight. This programme will take place 3 times over the two days - timings tbc.

    More info here.


    14 May 2019, St David's Hall, Cardiff

    NightMusic and St. David's Hall presents Liam Byrne and NASduo. NASduo will perform Freya's Blu-Tack miniatures for vibraphone and clarinets.

    More information and tickets here

    Borough New Music - Duo Bayanello

    14 May 2019, St George The Martyr Church, Borough, London

    Duo Bayanello perform works by Gubaidalina, Marsey, Hosokawa Morrisson as well as Freya's Water.

    More info here.

    Permutations at RIBA North

    04 May 2019, Royal Institute of British Architecture North, Liverpool

    Permutations, Freya’s architectural performance artwork recorded and performed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen, will be installed in the Winter Garden at the Royal Institute of British Architecture North, which is located on Liverpool’s Waterfront. More information here.

    On the 17th of May it will be featured as part of LightNight, a city wide arts festival. Live dance performances around the theme of ‘ritual’ will be performed in and a round the installation, as visitors and listeners explore it.

    More info here.

    CHROMA - Awakening Tour

    26 Apr 2019, tour

    CHROMA Ensemble commissioned a new piece from Freya for their Awakening tour, featuring Stuart King, clarinet, Clare O'Connell, cello, and Liam Byrne, viola da gamba.

    Tour dates include:

    Tuesday 23 April 7.30pm at St John’s Maddermarket NORWICH

    Wednesday 24 April 7.30pm at All Saint’s CAMBRIDGE

    Thursday 25 April 7.30pm at St Peter’s BERKHAMSTED

    Friday 26 April 7.30pm at St Nicholas Chapel KINGS LYNN

    More information here.

    Hermes Experiment

    25 Apr 2019, Kings Place

    Héloise Werner and the Hermes Experiment perform The Other Side of the Sea - Héloise's one woman opera, and works by Mira Calix, Meredith Monk, Stevie Wishart, and Freya.

    More info and tickets here.

    Ensemble in Process: Bridge the GAP

    11 Apr 2019, Areté Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    Rose Hegele and Brian Mark perform excerpts from Freya's 'Little Poisonous Snakes' for soprano and piano alongside works by Meredith Monk, Missy Mazzoli and more.

    More info and tickets here.

    Piano Recital

    07 Mar 2019, Royal Academy of Music, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

    Students at the Royal Academy of Music perform music by women from the Academy, including Freya's Southern Leaves.

    More info and tickets here.


    26 Feb 2019, St David's Hall, Cardiff

    NightMusic - St. David's Hall's contemporary music night, of which Freya is associate composer. Duo Bayanello and Trio Anima perform new music from Takemitsu and Cage to new works by young Welsh composers. Duo Bayanello will perform Freya's Water.

    More information and tickets here

    Listenpony #17

    28 Jan 2019, Crypt on the Green

    The first Listenpony live event of 2019, featuring Apartment House, Addelam, and Tabea Debus, who will be premiering Freya's new work 'Caffeine'.

    More info and tickets here.

    Permutations at the Royal Academy of Music

    19 Nov 2018, Royal Academy of Music

    Permutations tours to the Royal Academy of Music as part of their innovative Spaced festival.

    Permutations will be open from 9-5 every day of the week of the 19th of November.

    More information and the launch event here

    Melos Sinfonia

    19 Oct 2018, LSO St. Lukes

    The Melos Sinfonia under Oliver Zeffman perform a programme of Bernstein's Facsimile, Stravinksy's Firebird suite, and a new song cycle by Freya for Soprano Lauren Fagan. The Song cycle is called Happiness, and features poems by A K Blakemore, Shazea Quraishi, Jack Underwood, and Bai Juyi.

    More info and tickets here

    Tessa Seymour and George Fu

    12 Oct 2018, Bristol University, Victoria Rooms Auditorium

    Tessa Seymour, cello, and George Fu, piano, play a programme of Debussy, Janá?ek, Schumann and Freya's 'Sardine' at the Bristol University lunchtime concert series.

    more info and tickets here

    Soul of a Woman: Joanna MacGregor

    19 Aug 2018, Great Hall, Dartington

    Joanna MacGregor programmes music by Sofia Gubaidulina, Eleanor Alberga, Erroyllyn Wallen, Stevie Wishart, Gabriela Ortiz as well as Freya's Southern Leaves in this concert as part of the Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

    Permutations at Dartington

    18 Aug 2018, Dartington Festival

    Permutations tours to Dartington for the duration of week 4 of the summer school and festival.

    More info and launch event here

    5th Wave Collective: Modern Connections

    01 Aug 2018, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

    As part of the Fifth Wave collective, Ellie Kirk performs Freya's solo harp piece, Blu-Tack.

    More info here

    Music of Today - Composers Academy

    07 Jun 2018, Royal Festival Hall

    As one of the winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, a new commission for chamber orchestra will be performed by players from the Philharmonic Orchestra alongside pieces by other competition winners Eugine Birman and Austin Leung.

    More information here.

    Listenpony @ Josie Spencer Exhibition

    09 May 2018, The Playground Theatre

    Listenpony #16 will take place amongst Josie Spencer's exhibition Murmuration. Featuring performances from pianist George Fu and baroque ensemble La Vaghezza.

    Freya will be writing a new piano solo piece for George Fu.

    Friday Lunch: The Hermes Experiment

    27 Apr 2018, Southbank Centre

    As part of the 'women in music' festival at the Southbank Centre, The Hermes Experiment perform works they've commissioned by composers including Freya's Oyster cowritten with poet Octavia Bright.

    For more details click here.

    The Virtuoso Violin at Hull Chamber Music

    14 Apr 2018, Middleton Hall

    Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Hugo Ticciati play violin duos by Prokofiev and Ysaÿe framed by other works including Freya's violin duo Wing.

    More info and tickets here.

    The Riot Ensemble at Tampere Biennale

    11 Apr 2018, Tullikamarin Pakkahuone, Finland

    The Riot Ensemble performs music by Samantha Fernando, Daniel Kidane, Lee Hyla and Freya Waley-Cohen at the Tampere Biennale Festival. Freya's Regen is performed live with the 1929 Joris Ivens film of the same name.

    NightMusic at St. Davids

    04 Apr 2018, St David's Hall, Cardiff

    NightMusic - St. David's Hall's new contemporary music night. Abstrukt Ensemble and the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo perform new music from Rameau to Reich. Astruckt will perform Freya's percussion quartet Glass.

    More information coming soon.

    RAM British Chamber Music Festival

    27 Feb 2018, David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music

    Lunchtime concert at the Royal Academy as part of their British Chamber Music Festival. Students from the Royal Academy of Music will be play Freya's song cycle We Phoenician Sailors.

    More information here.

    Friday At One - Joanna MacGregor

    16 Feb 2018, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    The First Recital in the BBC Radio 3 Women In The Shadows series. Joanna MacGregor performs works by female composers including Sofia Gubaidulina, Errolyn Wallen,and a selection of traditional songs arranged by Joanna MacGregor, as well as Freya's Southern Leaves

    info and booking here.

    The Hermes Experiment - Tour to Scotland

    11 Feb 2018, Scotland

    Funded by the Tunnell Trust, The Hermes Experiment Tour to Scotland. Their concerts will include music by Maxwell Davies, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Giles Swayne, Bernstein, Lolavar and Freya's song cycle We Phoenician Sailors - written with poet Octavia Bright.

    6th February 2018 - Skye Chamber Music

    8:00 at St. Columba’s Church, Portree

    7th February 2018 - Stathearn Music Society

    7:30 at Crieff Parish Church, Strathearn Terrace

    9th February 2018 - Classic Music Live! Falkirk

    7.30pm the Falkirk Town Hall

    10th February 2018 - Dumfries Music Club

    7:30pm in St John's Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

    11th February 2018 - Music in Peebles

    2:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre

    The Hermes Experiment at Trinity School Croyden

    01 Feb 2018, Trinity School, Croydon

    The Hermes Experiment perform their Tunnell Trust tour programme at the Trinity School in Croyden ahead of the tour. This includes Freya's We Phoenician Sailors - a song cycle written with poet Octavia Bright.

    More info here.

    Listenpony: Laura Snowden, Duo Bayanello & Nina Harries

    30 Jan 2018, Crypt on The Green

    Listenpony presents classical guitarist Laura Snowden, accordion and cello Duo Bayanello and Nina Harries on voice and double bass at the Crypt on The Green, featuring commissions from William Marsey, Phi Bui, Lise Harrison, Josephine Stephenson and Freya, who's new work Water for Duo Bayanello will be premiered.

    More info and tickets here.

    Ensemble Entropy #4 ft. Mark Sanders

    01 Nov 2017, IKLEKTIC

    New music, devised music and improvised music from Ensemble Entropy - including a new work by Freya.

    The Hermes Experiment - Park Lane Group concert

    25 Oct 2017, St James's, Piccadilly, London

    The Hermes Experiment play music by Josephine Stephenson, Darren Bloom, Kate Whitely and Freya's We Phoenician Sailors - written in collaboration with poet Octavia Bright - in this lunchtime Park Lane Group concert.

    More information here.

    Pamela Majaro Memorial Concert

    27 Sep 2017, Wigmore Hall

    The Wihan Quartet will be performing new works by composers including Freya to commemorate Pamela Majaro.

    More info and tickets here.

    Nonclassical at Sziget Festival

    14 Aug 2017, Sziget Festival, Budapest

    NonClassical curate 5 nights at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, including NASduo, a contemporary percussion and clarinet duo, who will be playing Freya's Blu-Tack.

    Sunday 13th August

    Ben Vince, NASduo & Tom Richards on the Papageno classical, opera and jazz stage

    with DJ sets from Nick Luscombe & Ben Vince

    Monday 14th August

    Cecilia Bignall, NASduo & Tom Richards on the Papageno classical, opera and jazz stage

    with DJ sets from Ben Vince & Alex Gowan-Webster

    Flux Quartet at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

    04 Aug 2017, New Mexico Museum of Art

    The Flux Quartet play, Carter and Adés and premiere new works by Phil Taylor and Freya.

    More info and tickets here.

    Nonclassical ft The Hermes Experiment

    12 Jul 2017, The Victoria, Dalston, London

    Freya curates a Nonclassical monthly club night at The Victoria, Dalston. The night will feature The Hermes Experiment and other guests to be announced soon. They will be playing Freya's We Phoenician Sailors among music by Meredith Monk and much more.

    Details and tickets form the Nonclassical website soon!

    Songs, Chants and Laments at St Magnus Festival

    20 Jun 2017, Kirkwall Cathedral

    Joseph Shiner and Duo Van Vliet's late night recital at the St Magnus Festival in the Orkneys. Joseph Shiner will be playing Freya's Nocturne.

    More info and tickets here.

    Permutations at the Aldeburgh Festival 10th -16th June

    10 Jun 2017, Jerwood Kiln

    Permutations, the performance artwork and piece for six recorded violins that Freya has been working on during her Open Space Residency at Snape Maltings over the last few years is launching at the Aldeburgh festival from the 10th - 16th of June. It will be on every day that week from 2pm - 7pm.

    Performed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

    Read more about Permutations here and here.

    Find more info and details about Permutations at the Aldeburgh Festival here.

    Listenpony @ The Waterloo Arts Festival

    06 Jun 2017, Waterloo (venue tbc.)

    In collaboration with the Waterloo Festival, Listenpony is excited to present a concert of new and old music with star viola soloist Stephen Upshaw and fantastic wind quintet Magnard Ensemble.

    New music from Oliver Leith, Cameron Dodds, William Marsey, Freya Waley-Cohen and Josephine Stephenson.

    More info and tickets available from the Waterloo Festival website soon!

    Sound Unbound

    30 Apr 2017,

    As part of the Barbican's weekend festival Sound Unbound, the Street Orchestra of London will be doing pop up performances at the Barbican, including performances of Freya's orchestral work Bandstand.

    Sound Unbound

    29 Apr 2017, The Barbican

    As part of the Barbican's weekend festival Sound Unbound, the Street Orchestra of London will be doing pop up performances at the Barbican, including performances of Freya's orchestral work Bandstand.

    Nonclassical: The Street Orchestra of London

    16 Apr 2017, Hackney Showroom

    Nonclassical presents the Street Orchestra of London and Julian Elvira at their classical club night at the Hackney Showroom, featuring Freya's orchestral work Bandstand co-comissioned by Nonclassical and The Street Orchestra of London.

    More info and tickets here:

    Street Orchestra of London Spring Tour

    13 Apr 2017, Brighton, Croydon & London

    The Street Orchestra of London and Nonclassical co-commissioned a new piece Bandstand from Freya. The Street Orchestra is touring from the 13th - 16th around Brighton, Croydon and various parts of London, including performances of Bandstand.

    Schedule below:

    Thursday 13 April: Brighton

    11am: British Airways i360
    3pm: Pavilion Gardens
    5pm: Brighthelm Centre
    7.45pm: The Haunt Brighton - opening act for 'Ephemerals'

    Friday 14 April: Croydon & Merton

    11am - Croydon Shopping Precinct
    1pm - Boxpark Croydon
    3:30pm - New Addington Market
    6.30pm - Morden Park Bandstand

    Saturday 15 April: London

    12pm - Salvation Army Deptford: Easter Festival
    2.30pm - Greenwich Market
    4pm - Tall Ships Festival: Woolwich Arsenal
    7.30pm - Hackney Showroom - orchestral club night hosted by Nonclassical with special guests and DJs including Gabriel Prokofiev. Buy your tickets!

    Sunday 16 April: London

    10am - Wiilliam Temple Church, Abbey Wood
    2pm - London Bridge Station
    5pm - Akwaaba Refugee Centre

    NASduo at Nonclassical

    16 Mar 2017, Leeds College of Music

    Nonclassical club night, featuring new music from clarinet and percussion duo NASduo, including Freya's Blu-tack miniatures

    Piatti String Quartet at Luton Music Club

    06 Mar 2017, Luton Library Theatre

    The Piatti String Quartet Perform Franck, Beech, and premiere Freya's string quartet Vita.

    Listenpony #13

    15 Feb 2017, Crypt on The Green, Clerkenwell

    Listenpony #13 at Crypt on the Green will feature the Albion Quartet, NAS duo, and Misha Mullov-Abbado's Jazz Trio! Schubert, Bach and Jazz along side 5 new commissions, including miniatures for clarinet/bass clarinet and vibraphone by Freya.

    Info and tickets here.

    Joe Shiner and the Magnard Ensemble

    13 Feb 2017, Ripon Cathedral

    As part of the Cathedral Concert Series, the Magnard Ensemble is playing a concert of wind quintet and solo works. Joe Shiner is performing Freya's Nocturne for solo clarinet, originally commissioned for and premiered at the 2015 Ryedale Festival.

    More info and tickets here.

    New Dots: Lexicon

    16 Nov 2016, Crypt on The Green, Clerkenwell

    New Dots presents The Hermes Experiment at Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell, a programme of new poetry and new music including the premiere of Freya's completed song cycle 'We Phoenician Sailors', written with poet Octavia Bright.

    More info and tickets here:

    Listenpony: Liam Byrne, the Laefer Quartet & Mara Carlyle

    15 Nov 2016, Crypt on The Green, Clerkenwell

    Listenpony hosts Liam Byrne, the Laefer Saxophone Quartet and Mara Carlyle at the beautiful Crypt on the Green. Featuring a new work by Freya Waley-Cohen for viola da gamba, as well as five other fresh of the press Listenpony commissions for the resident performers, with the signature eclectic Listenpony mix of old music, new music, and a pop set from Mara Carlyle.

    More info and tickets here:

    London Oriana Choir

    05 Nov 2016, United Church, Jewry St, Winchester

    The London Oriana Choir present a programme on the subject of Journeys, including Freya's Attired with Stars, and music by Lassus, Byrd, McDowall, Makaroff, MacMillan and Strozzi.

    Tickets and info here:

    London Oriana Choir

    29 Oct 2016, St. Peter's Church Eaton Square

    The London Oriana Choir present a programme on the subject of Journeys, including Freya's Attired with Stars, and music by Lassus, Byrd, McDowall, Makaroff, MacMillan and Strozzi.

    Tickets here:

    Tanglewood Festival Chamber Music

    14 Aug 2016, Seiji Ozawa Hall

    Tanglewood Music Centre concert including Ravel, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Anderson, Grafe and Freya's Oyster

    More information here.

    National Youth Choir: Summerfest 2016

    13 Aug 2016, Tonbridge School Chapel

    As part of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain's Summer Fest 2016, the National Youth Training Choir will perform a programme of Ešenvalds and Rutter as well as Freya Waley-Cohen's Attired with Stars.

    More information here

    Cheltenham Music Festival - Satie & Multimedia

    16 Jul 2016, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies' College

    Christina McMaster performs works by Satie, Cage, Debussy, Scarlatti and Richard Bullen as well as Freya's Southern Leaves at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

    For more information and tickets, click here.

    Britten-Pears Young Artist's Concert

    24 Jun 2016, Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

    The Britten-Pears contemporary ensemble performs music from Britten-Pears young composers Liam Mattison, Tom Rose, Jack Sheen, Josephine Stephenson, Gareth Moorcraft, Michael Taplin and Freya Waley-Cohen. The concert will also include works by Colin Matthews to celebrate his 70th Birthday. For more information and to book tickets click here.

    Tamsin Waley-Cohen - Recital at the Aldeburgh Festival

    18 Jun 2016, Britten Studio, Snape Maltings

    A recital of wartime sonatas by Debussy and Elgar, as well as the premiere of a new work by Freya, related to Permutations, with a pre-concert talk by Freya, Finbarr O'Dempsey and Andrew Skulina about the project. More information and tickets here.

    Joseph Shiner at Dyne House Recital Series

    15 Jun 2016, Dyne House, Highgate School

    Joseph Shiner performs the London Premiered of Freya's Nocturne, alongside works by Weber and Lutoslawski.

    More information and tickets here

    Hermes Experiment - Park Lane Group Young Artists Concert

    19 Apr 2016, St. John's Smith Square

    The Hermes Experiment perform works by Giles Swayne, Kate Honey, Josephine Stephenson and Freya as part of the PLG Young Artists spring series along side the Alke String Quartet

    Tickets and more information here

    Jonathan Bloxham conducts the Haydn Chamber Orchestra

    19 Mar 2016, Christchurch, Highbury Grove

    Jonathan Bloxham conducts the Haydn Chamber Orchestra in a concert of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and the first performance of a chamber orchestra version of Freya's Sillage, with violinist Agata Darashkaite as soloist.

    Find tickets and more information here.

    Georgia Lazaridou - The piano throughout the ages

    17 Mar 2016, City Literary Institute

    Pianist Georgia Lazaridou performs piano music from Couperin up to Freya's 'Little Poisonous Snakes', which will be performed as a duet with dancer and choreographer Genevieve Beth Grady.

    Find out more here

    Listenpony @ Crypt on The Green

    02 Mar 2016, Crypt on The Green, Clerkenwell

    Listenpony presents Eo Nomine and Mainly Two, performing new and old classical music including new works by Lawrence Dunn, Ryan Latimer, Josephine Stephenson, William Marsey, and Freya.

    Find out more here

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    01 Mar 2016, Ambika P3

    Paul Morley curates sound and film installations interpreting Bryars’ iconic work around the Ambika P3 gallery in Marylebone. As well as a performance of the Sinking of the Titanic, the event will include new installation pieces by Rubens Askenar, Ashil Mistry, Timothy Tate and Freya.

    Find more info and tickets here.

    Fire, Plague and Revolution - Samuel Pepys at the National Maritime Museum

    27 Feb 2016, National Maritime Museum - Samuel Pepys Exhibition

    In collaboration with Reverie Choir and poet Caleb Klaces, Freya is creating a new interactive and immersive work for vocal ensemble around the Samuel Pepys exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

    The work will be performed at 11:45, 13:00, 14:15 and 15:30 on Saturday the 27th of February.

    This project has been made possible with the kind support of Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and the Elias Fawcett Trust

    Get tickets for the day at this link.

    Oliver Knussen conducts the Manson Ensemble

    18 Feb 2016, Royal Academy of Music, Dukes Hall

    The contemporary ensemble of the Royal Academy of Music conducted by Oliver Knussen perform an exciting programme including Stravinsky, Birtwistle, Carter, Maxwell Davies and Freya's new work, Saffron.

    Find out more and get tickets here.

    Christina McMaster - Recital at Churchill College, Cambridge

    12 Feb 2016, Recital Room, Churchill College

    Christina McMaster gives a recital including Satie, Ives, Scarlatti, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Debussy, Mark Gotham, and Freya's piece Southern Leaves.

    More information here

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