Tandem Festival 2017
Returning after a thunderstorm inducing performance of Beethoven 6 in 2015*, Sinfonia Gaia, conducted by Cayenna Ponchione, performs again at the Tandem Festival. This year we welcome back mezzo-soprano, Charlotte Tetley
, to sing the UK premiere of 'Trying To Live' by Rachel Lockwood
. 'Trying to Live' is part of the Displace Voices Project which commissions works to set the words of refugees. The programme will also feature works by Ravel, Debussy and Smyth.
Performance response visual artist Merlin Porter
will lead the audience in a live artistic response during the concert.
17 June 2017
Lower Farm, Ramsden, Oxfordshire, OX7 3AZ
For more information and tickets visit: www.tandemcollective.org
*In 2015 the orchestra managed to invoke a thundershower by playing the last three movements of Beethoven's 6th Symphony which depicts a happy people in the countryside in the 3rd movement, an approaching and then drenching thunderstorm in the 4th movement, and the return of the sun at the beginning of the 5th movement. The weather couldn't have been more precisely choreographed to the music! We had never see so many drenched but thoroughly delighted audience members!