We are delighted to bring you this next Adjourned but Still in Session, in conversation with Malcolm Singer. Malcolm is a trustee of Orpheus Sinfonia, and here he talks to Artistic Director Thomas Carroll. They will introduce these specially chosen works for this concert, with an insight into their origins and inspiration. We present Mittim for solo flute, performed by Pasha Mansurov, Elegy for solo violin, written for Menuhin’s funeral, performed by Boris Kucharsky, and the world première of Malcolm’s Lockdown Suite performed by Anthony Hewitt.
Mittim for solo flute – 1974
Elegy for solo violin – 1999
Lockdown Suite for solo piano – world première – 2020
Into the abyss – Two-part Invention
Homage to my teacher
Cortège – in memoriam
Orpheus’s answer to continuing performance and creativity in the time of Coronavirus, whilst ensuring freelance musicians are supported.
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.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/t-fNhZ_QjAA