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A new Baroque at the Edge experience

Today we're taking a holiday from artist questionnaires to tell you about an exciting new festival development - our very own pop-up podcast station. Covid restrictions have deprived music-makers everywhere of the oxygen of the in-the-moment interaction with a live audience, and we at BatE are certainly not alone in being willing to create a new online version of ourselves. But the more we thought about it, the more it seemed a good opportunity to look for new ways of keeping in touch with you, enhancing your enjoyment of the Festival and building on the good relationship we've already established on your previous visits to LSO St Luke's. So we've devised a programme of podcasts and films to keep you company in between the Festival concerts and Zoom events, offering a range of discussions, sound pictures and glimpses behind the scenes - a rules-free dive into the sound-world of Baroque at the Edge.

Producer Philip O'Meara (pictured above) says "Baroque at the Edge has always been about bringing together the known and the surprising in music. These podcasts are the aural equivalent, combining interviews, playlists and Festival news with creative soundscapes and free-form listening adventures. We hope they will add to the palette of our new online Festival experience."
The BatE podcast schedule is:
Ep 1 - What is Baroque at the Edge?
28 December 2020
Fiona Talkington discusses the idea of the Festival with Artistic Director Lindsay Kemp, who suggests his own personal Baroque at the Edge Spotify playlist for you to follow.
Ep 2 - Sounds of the Edge #1
31 December 2020
Spend time with some of the musicians appearing at this year’s Festival as they introduce listeners to the special sounds and capabilities of their instruments, from lute to Moog.
Ep 3 - Sounds of the Edge #2
4 January 2021
An atmospheric soundscape of the Baroque at the Edge recording sessions at LSO St Luke’s including artist insights and rehearsal revelations. Things like this 
Ep 4 - The Clerkenwell Ballad Walk
7 January 2021
Explore the streets surrounding LSO St Luke’s with folk-singer Vivien Ellis and historian Dafydd Wyn Phillips, in a virtual tour lent musical colour by some of the popular ballads of years gone by. Get a taste of it here
Today at the Edge
7-10 January 2021
A daily morning menu programme, presented by Fiona Talkington

Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts, or go to  Baroque at the Edge.

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Did you enjoy our Festival trailer?

If so, please do share the link with your family and friends.

Tickets for all Festival events are available from the website. Why not click to buy a Festival weekend pass?

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Henry Purcell’s tragic The Plaint meets Hare’s Maggot, and Antonio Bertali’s Ciaconna crosses swords with Andreas Hammerschmidt’s The Art of Kissing! Join La Nuova Musica, soprano Lucy Crowe (pictured above) and fiddler Tom Moore in the places where baroque and folk meet.

Tickets for this performance are available via our website

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Partnership news

We are delighted to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Culture Mile, the City of London’s new cultural district, stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate. Led by the City of London Corporation, with the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and Museum of London, Culture Mile seeks to create a vibrant, creative area in the north-west corner of the Square Mile. Alongside animating the whole district with imaginative collaborations and events, delivering major enhancements to the streets and improving wayfinding, Culture Mile works with organisations from across the City to build a world-class hub of creativity, innovation and learning that delivers economic growth and social mobility for London. Our relationship with them will be geared in particular towards helping us build audiences and relationships within the local community around LSO St Luke's - one of the original reasons for our own partnership with the LSO.

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