...an arresting new piece of music theatre.”

Bill Barclay, The Guardian

An extremely eloquent and well-crafted offering by the Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk” - on Woman at Point Zero Opera

— LE FIGARO

the six-minute wonder that is Bushra El-Turk’s Crème Brûlée on a Tree is an unexpected little thriller that flies past using every possible sonority... the piece felt not only idiosyncratic but also – a serious rarity – properly witty.”

— David Benedict, The Arts Desk

Born in London, Bushra El-Turk has written over 60 works for the concert hall, the stage, film, TV and live art performance. Her work is often defined by the integration of musics and musicians from different cultural traditions, and the compulsion to highlight and challenge socio-cultural issues. Her works blur written and improvisational elements, forbearing the influence of her Lebanese roots all the while leaning towards the theatrical, creating works that are '...ironic...', '...arresting...' and of 'limitless imagination'.

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Date Event Location
(CET, UTC+01) (CET, UTC+01) Adelphi Quartet perform Saffron Dusk for string quartet Icking, Germany Icking, Germany
(GMT, UTC+00) (GMT, UTC+00) Quator Mona performs Saffron Dusk for string quartet Britten Pears Arts, Jubilee Hall,, Aldeburgh, UK Britten Pears Arts, Jubilee Hall,, Aldeburgh, UK
(CET, UTC+01) (CET, UTC+01) Adelphi Quartet perform Saffron Dusk for string quartet Flagey, Klarafestival, Brussels, Belgium Flagey, Klarafestival, Brussels, Belgium
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) Adelphi Quartet perform Saffron Dusk and Painting Secrets for string quartet Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, Austria Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, Austria
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) Woman at Point Zero Opera as part of ALL ARIAS FESTIVAL - DeSingel - Rode zaal (Grote Podia) DeSingel , Antwerp, Belgium DeSingel , Antwerp, Belgium
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) Woman at Point Zero Opera as part of ALL ARIAS FESTIVAL - OperaBallet Vlanderen OperaBallet Vlanderen
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) WORLD PREMIERE & TALK - Vane - ALL ARIAS 2023 FESTIVAL Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge, Belgium Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge, Belgium
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) Woman at Point Zero Opera as part of ALL ARIAS FESTIVAL Concertgebouw Brugge Concertgebouw Brugge
WORLD PREMIERE for Solem Quartet ft Iranian virtuoso Faraz Eshghi Sahraei on kemanche TBA, Norwich TBA, Norwich
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) WORLD PREMIERE of Flowmatic Nights premiered by Amazone Quartet Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
(CEST, UTC+02) (CEST, UTC+02) Woman at Point Zero Opera Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg , Luxembourg Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg , Luxembourg
Woman at Point Zero Opera - (part of Shubbak Festival) Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, UK Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, UK
Woman at Point Zero Opera - (part of Shubbak Festival) Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, UK Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, UK

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