Zoë’s marathon new music presenting session starts about 4 hours in! Watch this incredible show here.
After months of lockdown, the London Sinfonietta created a free day of contemporary classical music streamed live into living rooms. This one-day online festival presented live performances of new work, and relays of pre-recorded events seen online for the first time.
The schedule of the afternoon and evening included new pieces by Shiva Feshareki and Gavin Higgins, a new performance of Dai Fujikura’s made-for-internet composition Longing from Afar and the first chance to see online Richard Ayres’ The Garden, with animations by Martha Colburn. The evening ended with a conversation between composer George Benjamin and Zoë Martlew and a performance of one of his chamber works.
Streamed live from the Southbank Centre, the day was hosted by Jumoké Fashola and Zoë Martlew who were in live conversation with composers and artists involved in the music.
The day celebrates and features the many different aspects of the work of the London Sinfonietta with its group of world-class players – from its commission and performance of new music, to working closely with the schools and the community, to supporting young and early career talent as they develop their skills towards a career in music and the arts.
Live show went out on October 25th, 2020.