Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Errollyn Wallen: MIGHTY RIVER featuring Orchestra X Royal Festival Hall July 8th 12pm

Errollyn Wallen

Errollyn Wallen's MIGHTY RIVER featuring Orchestra X

Royal Festival Hall Saturday July 8th 12pm



Orchestra X, conducted by Andrew Morley, features the finest emerging musicians alongside the most distinguished virtuosi in the UK. In its representation of all nationalities of the world, Orchestra X testifies to its motto: 'We don’t break down barriers in music – we don’t see any.'
Speaking about Mighty River, Wallen says that:
'Composing for the orchestra is my favourite challenge and Mighty River  is an especially important work for me. It is an innate human instinct to be free, just as it is a law of nature that the river should rush headlong to the sea. That is the concept behind Mighty River.
'Slavery claimed the lives of countless people, but somehow my ancestors found the grit and determination to persist in spite of the conditions in which they found themselves. I dedicate Mighty River to my great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother. Though I never knew her, I am driven on by her courage in the face of dreadful odds and am inspired by her example not merely to survive, but to thrive.'
Presented in association with the PRS Foundation with additional support from RVW Trust and The Radcliffe Trust

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Many thanks dear Bill!  All best wishes, Errollyn [Errollyn Wallen]

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