Monday, 17 November 2014

Stephen Montague premiere celebrates 300 years of St. John's

Stephen Montague
Stephen Montague
Stephen Montague's From the Ether will be given its world premiere on 25 November 2014 at St John's Smith Square, by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra conductor Russell Keable. The work is one of three works commissioned by St John's Smith Square as part of their celebrations of the church's 300th anniversary. For From the Ether Montague has taken the 300 year history of the venue as his starting point, and fragments of music from the ages permeate the piece. Montague uses his performers spatially, and there will be players up in the balconies and at the rear of the hall as well as on stage, and in addition there are three independent tape parts.

The concert is also being given in memory of the orchestra's founder Leslie Head. Sir John Tomlinson will be joining the orchestra for three of RVW's Songs of Travel and the programme will also include Walton's Variations on  Theme of Hindemith and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony. Further information from the Kensington Symphony Orchestra's website.

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