London Sinfonietta’s first Lockdown Live concert was streamed on Wednesday 15 April and then added to their Youtube channel. This is a new series that started during this period of self-isolation due to the pandemic. A concert will be live streamed every Wednesday at 3pm for next few weeks, each focussing on a different solo instrument and composers who have written for it through London Sinfonietta in the past.
This first concert featured principal cello Tim Gill performing London Sinfonietta’s commissioned pieces Dark Radiance by Emma-Ruth Richards, Three Solos by Edmund Finnis.
Both composers joined the broadcast to discuss their work and the audience also participated online with questions via chat.
It was really great to receive such spontaneous and warm response by the attentive audience on chat:
How much of the full cello range does Emma-Ruth use to create light and dark? Is there much left either side that she leaves untouched?Natalie Galer
Great use of low dynamic bow pressure Emma! Love it! And a captivating final section of the piece!Laura Bowler
Beautiful playing Tim, and lush pieces Ed and Emma Ruth! Bravo all round! Super useful additions to the rep.Zoë Martlew
Dark Radiance was first performed by Tim Gill in May 2017 and a recording by Ovidiu Marinescu (who gave it a Carnegie Hall US premiere) released on an album with Parma Records.
Also, on Sunday 26 April Emma-Ruth Richards’ de Stâmparare for solo oboe performed by Nicholas Daniel was featured in Camerata Pacifica ‘Concerts at Home’ online concert series. The programme also included an interview with the composer and Camerata Pacifica’s Artistic Director Adrian Spence.
Composers Edition is proud to publish Emma-Ruth Richard’s works, including Dark Radiance and de Stâmparare which are available for perusal and purchase through our website.