Guest appearance from our friend Jonathan Swensen, winner of the 2019 Windsor Festival International String Competition, Young Concert Artists 2018 and the 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition. An extraordinary young talent, Jonathan performs live from a beautiful church in a unique socially-distanced concert from his hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark, where restrictions have been eased to the point of allowing performances to an audience of 10.
Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
Adjourned but Still in Session is our brand-new platform giving concerts in the time of Coronavirus. We bring you online recitals performed from our homes to you, enabling our freelance musicians to play on, and you to enjoy some beautiful music, providing momentary relief from the current unprecedented situation and supporting your well-being. Principals from the orchestra and guest friends will present individual 30-minute performances live for you via YouTube streaming. In each recital our musicians will perform repertoire they had been preparing for upcoming performances, as well as explore their creativity, their personal favourites and their unique insights and thoughts on their chosen repertoire.
All income will go direct to supporting and paying the musicians, as is Orpheus Sinfonia’s charitable raison d’etre, striving to enable the successful careers of exceptional young musicians. At this incredibly difficult time for the music-industry, determined as we are to be resilient, your support is crucial and truly will make a significant difference.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic and necessary lockdown, our exceptional freelance musicians find themselves in a desperate situation. All hard-earnt work evaporated overnight, adjourned without any current ability to reschedule. This has left them suddenly, through absolutely no fault of their own, with no income and no work, their livelihoods in grave danger and meaning they have an uncertain foreseeable future ahead.