Glastonbury 2016

Charles Hazlewood - Glastonbury 2016

Hazlewood and Army of Generals play to 20,000 people at Glastonbury 2016 …one of the quietest sets at Glastonbury 2016 was also one of the most affecting. At the Park Stage, late on Saturday night, the conductor Charles Hazlewood led Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra through Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony, a modern classical interpretation of Bowie’s 1977 album. Lasers flashed, familiar refrains from the album echoed around the modernist composition, and […]

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Philip Glass Heroes Symphony

Philip Glass - Heroes Symphony

Charles Hazlewood conducts Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra, with a sonic laser performance, iy_project by the light artist, Chris Levine. ‪Saturday 25 June 2016, 11.45pm The Park Stage, Glastonbury Festival We are extremely grateful to Hauser & Wirth Somerset for sponsoring this project. I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the seismic shock experienced by millions of us at the news of David Bowie’s death. Literally the last thing anyone imagined, […]

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Recent Appearances

Sacrum Profanum, Krakow, Poland

Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, Poland Messiaen’s L’Ascension, Ligeti Ramifications with performances interspersed with collaborations with Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher with the Symphonia Krakowia. Autumn 2014. With the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in Dublin Hazlewood conducted Dvorak 9 and Tchaikovsky 6th to standing ovations at Dublin’s national concert hall following a series in September with the RTE, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

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Close up with Charles Hazlewood

Hazlewood with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra

Hazlewood explores the themes of war in Haydn’s Military Symphony and Prokofiev Classical Symphony in a series of close-ups with one of his favourite – and one of the best – Scandanavian Orchestras, the Malmo Symphony Orchestra. 22nd October. Malmo Koncert Haus, Sweden.

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Thunderbirds are Go!


An all-star 14 piece band especially assembled for Glastonbury – featuring members of Portishead, Goldfrapp, Get the Blessing & Loose Tubes – presents the genius music of Barry Gray, including Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. A huge and noirish-slice of Sixties nostalgia! Francois Evans will play Barry Gray’s own Ondes Martinot, the iconic Mysterons sound!

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