Come and hear the premier of new music inspired by and composed for the organ, in this evening of contemporary music with the Outcry Orchestra and The Orfeas String Quartet. Formed of graduates and students from London’s leading music conservatoires, these are the stars of tomorrow. The Outcry Orchestra is fast becoming known as a strong voice for making new music a norm and not a novelty in the world of performance music. The Orfeas String Quartet, praised highly for their unique sound and beauty of line and unity, are acclaimed for presenting new music. Don’t miss a rare event of new music and sound in a concert consisting of organ concerto, string quartet and tape, all inspired by the organs, wind and air.
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London, W11 2NN
Nearest tube: Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate
Buses: Ladbroke Grove 228, 52.
Holland Park Avenue 31, 94, 148.
Orpheus Papafilippou violin
Tom Newell violin
Jason Diaz viola
Dan James cello
Rimantas Vingras piano
Orfeas String Quartet and Denise Mangiardi Heart Without Measure
Denise Mangiardi Premier of new work for Violin and Piano: World Premier written for the 2013 Mayfest
Aziza Sadikova Premier of new work 'Untitled' for Violin and Piano: World Premier written for the 2013 Mayfest
Aziza Sadikova 'Kamni' for String Quartet and Tape
James Henshaw conductor
Chad Kelly organ
John Adams Chamber Symphony
Kate Whitley Organ Concerto
Chad Kelly graduated from the University of Cambridge with double first-class honours, where he read music and was organ scholar of Girton College. Chad specialises in piano, organ and harpsichord. This has led to a rich and diverse career as a performer and director spanning almost all genres of music, from period-instrument ensemble and chamber music to Opera and Musical Theatre, with a particular emphasis on the accompaniment and direction of vocal genres. Chad directs the period-instrument ensemble 'Ars Eloquentiae', which specialises in the music of Bach and Handel. Chad has been in demand with the Royal Academy of Music’s Period Instrument Ensemble and has also worked with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment among other engagements. He is also currently Director of Music at St. Anne's Church, Kew Green. Chad has been involved as a musical director, assistant musical director and répétiteur in a number of music theatre productions. Chad is currently chief répétiteur for the opera department at the Royal Academy of Music.
James Henshaw is currently a repetiteur on the Opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He recently graduated from Clare College with a degree in Music where he was a Choral Scholar in Clare Choir. James’s keenest interest is in conducting and having conducted many orchestras and operas at Cambridge, he now studies with Sian Edwards and Toby Purser. James hopes to be an opera conductor and is currently Music Director of the opera company Pop-Up Opera.
Kate Whitley has written 3 operas to date: Bonesong, premiered in Cambridge zoology museum, Unknown Position in an underground bar, and Terrible Lips. She has been supported by the Arts Council of England, British Council Composers Travel Bursaries, Holst Foundation, The Golsoncott Foundation, RVW Trust, Newton Trust, Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, The Times wrote: “A generation tainted by nothing except enthusiasm, daring, virtuosity and idealism is blazing onto the scene. Kate Whitley is typical of this bold new breed.”
The Orfeas String Quartet was formed in 2004 by graduates of the Royal Academy, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity College of Music. Always aspiring for beauty of line and unity, their sound is unique and has been highly praised. Performance highlights include playing at the reopening celebrations of St Martin in the Fields, the Royal Festival Hall, Dover House, the Scottish Office, for HRH Prince Philip at the Queen’s House in Greenwich. The Quartet gives recitals in Music Clubs & Festivals through out Great Britain. They have a wide and interesting repertoire from Purcell’s Chaconne to quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Borodin, Turina, Piazzolla & Shostakovich to works written especially for them. Recently they were appointed resident string quartet of St John's Church Notting Hill.