A programme of music inspired by stories and accounts from World War One and supported by the Imperial War Museum will kick off the new season at The Howard Assembly Room in Leeds.
The event space, inside Leeds Grand Theatre and run by Opera North, will be hosting a wide variety of performances from now until Christmas.
Opening on September 19 is A Time and Place, part of the war museum’s Centenary Partnership Programme. Following on September 26 is Still Smiling, a trans-Alpine collaboration between German-born musician Blixa Bargeld and Italian electronic composer Teho Teardo, who are giving a one-off UK performance.
Later in the season there are concerts focussed around Opera North’s production of The Coronation of Poppea and an appearance by South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim.
English Renaissance music will be heard in December with a concert by the Tallis Scholars and Christmas at Twilight in December will feature a cappella vocal trio pulling together medieval harmonies, festive folk songs and carols.
For details of the new season look at www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk or call the box office on 0844 8482727,