Sadly, Sir Peter Moores died on 23 March, 2016


Website continues to April 2016
Marked the Finale of the Peter Moores Foundation and 50 years of Philanthropy.
Peter Moores Foundation concluded 50 years of charitable activities with a Swansong Project involving 8 of the UK opera companies with which the Foundation has been most closely associated.
The Times

'Keenlyside clearly loves this music, his hilarious rendition of If I were a rich man from Fiddler on the Roof is a triumph and the sumptuous arrangements, many of them reclaimed from lost film scores, are utterly gorgeous as performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra under David Charles Abell'


'It's been an age since an opera star proved equal to the very different demands of Broadway, but here is Simon Keenlyside as the latest candidate - and he's a terrific success... A palpable hit.'
Verdi's Otello
Benjamin's Written on Skin
Donizetti's The Siege of Calais
Wagner's The Flying Dutchman
Rossini's La donna del lago
Donizetti's Anna Bolena
Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Donizetti's Roberto Devereux
Mussorgsky's Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry
Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini
Donizetti's The Wild Man of the West Indies
Donizetti's Poliuto
Sir Peter Moores received the first award in the philanthropy/sponsorship category for '50 years' support of innovation and accessibility' and 'opening doors for people in opera', in the inaugural International Opera Awards held at the London Hilton on Monday, 22 April 2013.

The Opera Awards were established by Opera magazine in partnership with Classic FM Radio and other sponsors. In 2013 there were 21 categories, with entries from 41 countries, from which the shortlists were drawn up by an international jury.

The world premiere category was won by George Benjamin's Written on Skin; the Peter Moores Foundation funded the CD of the production which was recorded at Aix en Provence and then supported the UK premiere at the Royal Opera House, London as part of its Swansong project. Birmingham Opera's staging of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht, was also shortlisted for the world premiere category.
Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy
Organised in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, it will focus on Shakespearean plays which have motivated artists across the ages

A master of dramatising human emotions, Shakespeare and his plays have inspired countless artists exploring the enduring appeal of the Elizabethan playwright.

The exhibition re-imagines Shakespeare's works through different media. Featuring specially commissioned audio excerpts from Shakespeare's plays, RSC actors will bring to life scenes from some of the major paintings exhibited.
Art in the park ‘Capability’ Brown 300
2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people's picture of the classic English countryside, and Compton Verney is the regional hub for the celebrations.

Compton Verney is sited in 120 acres of 'Capability' Brown-designed Grade II-listed parkland, and has received £2.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to preserve, restore and celebrate the park as part of the tercentenary celebrations of his birth.

Dr Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney says
"Compton Verney's ambitious; HLF-supported Park Restoration Project is the most important capital programme taking place during the 'Capability' Brown's tricentennial year of 2016. As a result, Compton Verney will become widely known not just for its astonishing exhibitions and thought-provoking collections but also for its outstanding, inspirational landscape."
Inside the exhibition you will experience the elements in unique and unexpected ways through historic and contemporary works by artists including Eduardo Paolozzi, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Wright of Derby, John Constable, Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Marc Quinn, Lucy Skaer, Danny Lane, Bill Woodrow, Maria Lalic, Fiona Banner, Thomas Heatherwick, David Nash, Ken and Julia Yonetani and Roger Hiorns. There are also two new commissions. A neon work by Tim Etchells and a carbon sculpture by Annie Cattrell.

The Times.

'Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements is an easily accessible, broadly ranging... exhibition of predominantly contemporary works that, interspersed with a handful of evocative historical pieces... which) skilfully unpacks the mysteries of contemporary art.'