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Great Exhibitionists Spring 2014

Wednesday 5 March 2014


The RCM’s ground-breaking Great Exhibitionists series returns on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 March 2014.

Great Exhibitionists is a chance to show the inspirational and innovative talent of RCM musicians, as they present performances that push the boundaries of musical perception. Taking up the spirit of the 1851 Great Exhibition, the cutting-edge series is curated entirely by RCM students.

The spring 2014 series kicks off on Tuesday 11 March with Emily Hale’s Vanitas: Catch It While You Can – a concert experience featuring music and art from the 17th century and today – before Milo Harries and RCM singers present Fragments: a thought-provoking examination of the way we remember the First World War.  Milo is encouraging everyone to contribute to his event by sharing their own thoughts and experiences – visit the Fragments website to find out more and to take part.

The series continues on Wednesday 12 March with Desvalidas – Cassandra Mathews' event exploring Exponential Artistic Inspiration, fusing music, poetry and visual art – and an unorthodox audio-visual work for piano and electronics exploring our modern surveillance culture, London 1:14 -422000, from Ruaidhri Mannion and Gwen Rouger.

The series ends with a sold-out performance by Kate Simko’s London Electronic Orchestra, featuring original works by Kate and orchestral covers of electronic music performed by a 36-piece orchestra of RCM musicians. Seats for this event sold out early on, but there is still availability for the other Great Exhibitionists events – visit to find out more and to book your free ticket.

Everyone is invited to get involved with the Great Exhibitionists events on Twitter @RCMLatest using the hashtag #GreatExhibitionists, and by visiting the series’ blog.