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Wednesday
Jul012015

Emma playing solo violin for C-12 production, WATSON

Funded by Arts Council England, in April 2015, C-12 Dance Theatre presented a concept that incorporated movement, live music, video and interactive software, WATSON, which had the audience set within the story inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Empty House. WATSON is a mid-large scale production that uses movement to drive the narrative, supported by video and music.  The movement is choreographed by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, the video is produced by The Light Surgeons, the music is written by Jamie Salisbury, and the production is directed by Adam Towndrow. Emma was invited to provide the live music for the R and D showing in April.

Saturday
Apr042015

Solo violin for "Watson", new production by C-12 dance theatre. April 9th, The Albany, Deptford

Emma is excited to be taking part in a special R and D production of new C-12 Dance Theatre project "Watson", an immersive dance and video adaptation of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Empty House. The music is by award-winning composer, Jamie Salisbury.

http://www.c-12dancetheatre.com/productions/watson/

C-12 Dance Theatre will present the concept to an invited audience on April 9th at The Albany Theatre, Deptford which will include a short physical demonstration of their movement and video research, set concept and the storyboarding of the full-length work.

Friday
Apr032015

Cuba Fantastique! Friday 10th July 2015

Friday 10th July 2015

Emma and Mestizo Duo partner, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas are thrilled to announce that they will be performing the world premiere of 2014 Grammy nominee Eduardo Martín's Concierto Mestizo for Violin, Guitar and Orchestra. The Concierto Mestizo has been commissioned by Spencer Down and the Docklands Sinfonia (which Emma has been leading since January 2013) and they will perform it with them on Friday 10th July at St Anne's, Limehouse.

This thrilling and exotic Cuba-themed concert will also include George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Get your tickets now!

www.docklandssinfonia.co.uk/concerts

Venue: St Anne's, Limehouse, Three Colt Street, London E14 7HP

Tickets: £12 (Advanced) £10 (Concessions) £15 (On the door)

Conductor: Spencer Down

Soloists: Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas (Guitar) and Emma Blanco (Violin)

  • Cuban Overture - George Gershwin
  • Concierto Mestizo - Eduardo Martín(World Premiere)
  • Symphonie Fantastique - Hector Berlioz

 

Wednesday
Apr012015

Trailer for "Lansky - the mob's money man" at QEH April 27th 2015

Watch here for the trailer for Emma's upcoming performance with The Blue Planet Orchestra, as part of an exciting world premiere at Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 27th.

 

Friday
Mar202015

Save the Children fundraiser "a night of disco" at the Roundhouse on march 5th

It was an absolute privilege for Emma to play alongside legends Sister Sledge, Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind and Fire) and Jimmy Somerville. Emma was one of four violinists invited to play with the stunning band, AllStars Collective, who provided all the musical entertainment for what was an incredible evening. As well as backing the aforementioned musical legends, they perfomed with Sophie Ellis Bextor and Florence Rawlings, of Clean Bnadit. Over £1.3 million was raised for Save the Children at the event.