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Watch this live streaming simulcast from the Reverb Festival at the Camden Roundhouse in London on The Maltings Theatre's giant cinema screen.
As part of the Camden Roundhouse’s 2012 Reverb Festival in London the UK's most dynamic chamber orchestra and its inspirational young conductor present Love Song for the City, a characteristically eclectic programme charting a course from violence and destruction to rebirth and the vibrancy of urban life.
The desolate post-war German cities of Strauss’ Metamorphosen give way to the dizzying growth of modern New York as imagined by Michael Gordon in Gotham, Bill Morrison’s breathtaking black-and-white film enriching a visceral contemporary classic.
The programme is completed by the Symphonic Dances from Bernstein’s West Side Story in a virtuosic new chamber arrangement by Iain Farrington evoking the flavour of the original West End pit-band instrumentation.
Conductor: Nicholas Collon
Michael Gordon Gotham
Bernstein (arr. Iain Farrington) Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Facebook: Aurora Orchestra
‘In a city suffocating with musical activity, Nicholas Collon’s Aurora Orchestra lets in more fresh air than most. The aim is to make an audience hear anew, not by sugaring any pills, not by didactic explanation, not by light-shows, but by context… I was gripped from start to finish…performed to exquisite perfection’ – Hilary Finch, TIMES (11/11)
‘Startlingly good performances from Collon and the orchestra, fizzing with energy and enthusiasm’ – Andrew Clements, GUARDIAN (11/11)
1h45m (including two 10-minute intervals)