Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2009«

Quirin Gerstenecker, tells all about his role as HAR Marketing Officer

October 30, 2009


One of the things I really like about the Howard Assembly Room is the sheer range of different events we host in the space. Over the last ten months we have hosted cutting edge chamber opera, jazz from Poland, recitals with French and Russian singers, talks about Stalin’s cultural policies and cultural hybridity in medieval […]

David Greed, Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North on why October is a big month for him both personally and professionally…

October 22, 2009


At the time of writing this piece, I have just completed 31 years as a member of the Orchestra of Opera North (along with 8 or 9 of my colleagues). I can’t believe that I am still here (and nor can some of my work-mates!) It feels great to have been ever-present during the development […]

Chorus Master Tim Burke, gets you in the mood ahead of Saturday’s sing along to Puccini favourites…

October 15, 2009


This week I’m making the final preparations for our Sing ON: Puccini event on Saturday. It’s especially exciting as this is only the second composer-based Sing ON event we’ve done – Sing ON: Verdi back in May was the maiden voyage for this new format, so I still feel as if anything could happen, and […]

Jo Nockels, Projects Manager, on the inspiration behind The Idea of North series and why she can’t wait for you to see Light Night in the Howard Assembly Room…

October 7, 2009


What happens when you put a Norwegian composer who makes music entirely from ice, a Leeds filmmaker and a lot of people celebrating Light Night together? The short answer is that we don’t know yet! Our atmospheric Idea of North installation will be seen for the very first time on Light Night itself on the […]