In a special Adjourned but Still in Session feature, Thomas Carroll performs Bach’s 6th Cello Suite to mark what would have been Orpheus Sinfonia’s performance for the closing ‘President’s Concert’ of the 25th anniversary Beaminster Festival. We look forward to a time when we will be able to visit Beaminster Festival and perform for the audience there, but in the meantime invite you to enjoy this celebratory solo cello performance by Artistic Director Thomas Carroll, from the Hochschule in Cologne.
J. S. Bach – Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
Hear from some of the musicians of Orpheus Sinfonia who would have been performing at Beaminster for the closing ‘President’s Concert’ of the Festival, and looking forward to next year: https://youtu.be/bOAurbPa6-w
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