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Orchestras of Auschwitz 


Long-forgotten musical compositions and arrangements by holocaust prisoners have been rescued from obscurity. 80 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, it’s time to bring them back to life.

The Constella Team are now dedicated to developing a full-length stage production to preserve the musical legacy and stories from Auschwitz, which is due to premier in 2025. 

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Elixir of Love    
Collaboration with Baseless Fabric Theatre  

Leo Geyer is working with Baseless Fabric Theatre and librettist Joanne Turner to create a sparkling new adaption of Donizetti’s sparkling comedy L’elisir d’amore or The Elixir of Love , scored for just three instruments. 

Performance date to be announced soon. 

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Hitler's Jazz Band
Featuring Leo Geyer 

Sky Arts Television Documentary 
Despite the ban on jazz throughout the Third Reich, the Nazis created Germany's premier swing band. This documentary charts the fascinating story of Karl Schweidler and his band.

2024 / 25 Season

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Orchestras of Auschwitz

Constella Music
24th June 2024
Amsterdam
National Holocaust Museum


A special concert where we reflect on the musicians of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The pieces are introduced in English by Leo Geyer, artistic director at Constella Music. He has recovered these pieces from the archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and will perform them.

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Courtauld Gallery

Constella Music
15th July 2024 8am - 10am
Courtauld Gallery (virtual performance)


As part of the new Henry Moore exhibition, Constella is recording a reimagining of Benjamin Britten's The Rescue written by Constella Music.

More information coming soon.

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Sherborne Summer School of Music 

Sherborne Wind Orchestra
Published by Constella Music

3rd- 4th August 2024


Geyer's jazz-inspired Vortex will be performed as part of the prestigious Sherborne Summer School.

More information coming soon.

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Elmore Festival

Toby Hughes
Water Boatman 
Published by Constella Music

7th August 2024


Toby Hughes performs Geyer's Water Boatman for solo double bass and looping software as featured on BBC News. Additionally, there will be pre-performance talks.

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Elmore Festival

Elmore String Quartet 
Published by
Constella Music
8th August 2024

 
The Elmore String Quartet perform Leo Geyer's Unfurling. 

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Orchestras of Auschwitz

Constella Music
8th June 2024
Paris
The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme


Private fundraising event, with our heartfelt gratitude to Adrien and Jessica Nussembaum.

2023 / 24 Season

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Unfurling [world premiere]   
Published by Constella Musi

Elmore String Quartet
8th April 2024, 8pm
Kings Place 

Elmore String Quartet give the world premiere of Geyer Unflurling, inspired by the unravelling of a fern.    

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ABBA: Inside the Music   
BBC Radio 4  

Saturday 6th April 2024


Leo Geyer joined a range of experts on a feature session exploring ABBA's music from the inside out on the 50th Anniversary of their legendry Eurovision win. 

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White on Black   
Published by Constella Musi

London Sinfonietta
27th March 2024, 11 am
Southbank Center, London 

Leo's White on Black performed by the London Sinfonietta at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the ensemble's annual school's concert.    

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Photo: Luke Toddfrey

Pico Players  
Conductor - Leo Geyer 

The Pico Players - Spring Concert
15th March 2024, 7.30 pm
St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London 


Constella Music is very grateful to the Pico Symphony Orchestra, who have chosen to raise funds for Connecting Stars with their upcoming Spring Concert. The programme includes Smyth's The Wreckers - Overture, Elgar's Sea Pictures and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. 

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Add to the Playlist  
BBC Radio 4  

 

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March 2024. 


Leo Geyer joined hosts Jeffrey Boakye and Jess Gillame  and the Southbank Centre's Gillian Moore, to discuss musical  evolutions from a famous Bach well-tempered classic, via Taiwan, to David Bowie's parting gesture. 

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Communicating Time and Culture 

Constella Music
Chinese New Year Lates - 1st Feb 2024
Science Museum, London 


Constella Music proudly presents a concert celebrating the Chinese Clocks Exhibition. This includes an especially commissioned piece of music by Leo Geyer using the melodies from the musical clocks. The rest of the programme includes a thrilling and diverse collection of clock-inspired music performed by strings and guzheng (Chinese zither).

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10th Anniversary Performance

Constella Music
27th Nov 2023, 7,45pm
Sadler's Wells Lilian Baylis 


Constella will celebrate a decade of daring and visually striking work with a special anniversary event at Sadler’s Wells. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, the company will rebrand as Constella Music, a reflection of the organisation’s ever-growing repertoire encompassing the broad creative endeavors of its Artistic Director, award-winning composer and conductor Leo Geyer.

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Oye Coma Va 
Published by Constella Music 

Junior Trinity Wind Orchestra - Cond. by Leo Geyer
25th Nov 2023, 7.00pm
Blackheath Halls, London


Geyer presents his reimagining of Tito Puente's Oye Coma Va taught to the students by ear and performed off-copy

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Vortex 
Published by Constella Music 

RNCM Wind Orchestra 
24th Nov 2023, 7.30pm
Royal Northern College of Music 


Geyer's jazz-inspired Vortex is performed as part of The Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra's concert, Shade of Blue.

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One Composer, Three Voices 
Talk by Constella's Artistic Director Leo Geyer

University of Manchester 
23rd Nov 2023, 4.30pm
Martin Harris Centre, Manchester 


Geyer gives a talk on his music. 

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Così fan tutte reimagined by Geyer 
Published by Constella Music

Opera Holland Park
15th Nov 2023, 1.30 pm
Chelsea and Westminster
Hospital  

Opera Holland Park present Leo's reimagining of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte for patients and staff at Chelsesa and Westminster Hospital. This reimagining was first commissioned by Baseless Fabric Theatre in collaboration with Jo Turner, and was a Finalist for the Offies Best Opera Production 2018. 

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Phoenix [world premiere] 
Published by Constella Music 

Hepworth Brass Band
23rd Sept 2023, 7.30pm 
St David's Church Hall, Holmbridge


Hepworth Brass Band present the world premiere of Leo Geyer's explosive fanfare, inspired by the mystic bird, the Phoenix.  

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more info on the music

Borrowed Parts [Album Release]
Music by Leo Geyer 

Sarah Watts  
14th Sept 2023, 9pm 
Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham


Sarah Watts performs Geyer's Borrowed Partwhich is featured in Watts's latest album Ten Wee Devon Pints.  

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Carmen [world premiere] 
Published by Constella Music 

Waterperry Opera Festival
11th - 19th Aug 2023, 6.30pm
Waterperry House and Gardens


Waterperry Opera Festival present the world premiere of Leo Geyer's re-orchestration of Bizet's score for small orchestra, as part of a new production of Carmen.  

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