We’re delighted to welcome oboist Nicola Hands for our next Adjourned but Still in Session Concert. Performing from her home in London, she takes us on a whirlwind tour of dances. Introducing a wonderfully varied programme there is something for everyone, from 17th Century France and Germany to the modern day, including a piece by another Orpheus oboist Peter Facer, and a work by leading female composer Thea Musgrave. She performs for us not only on the oboe, but also the rather rarer oboe d’amore. Ever wondered quite what an oboe d’amore is? Tune in to find out.
Marin Marais – Les Folies d’Espagne, Theme and selection of Variations for Oboe D’amore
J.S. Bach, arr. Hands – Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008; ‘Sarabande’ for Oboe D’amore
Gilles Silvestrini – ‘Le Ballet Espagnol’ for Oboe
Peter Facer – ‘Praying Mantis’ for Oboe
Mathieu Lussier – ‘Fantaisie-Tango’ for Oboe D’amore
Thea Musgrave – Whirlwind’ for Oboe
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