“Three evenings with the chamber orchestra”
(the third concert)
State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus
Chief conductor – Honored Artist of Russia Yevgeny Bushkov
Soloists - Galya Bisengalieva, violin (Great Britain)
Oleg Podov, violin (Belarus)
Conductor – Robert Ames (Great Britain)
H. Purcell – Chacony in G minor
J. Adams – “Shaker Loops”
R. Vaughan Williams – “The Lark Ascending” for Violin with Orchestra
R. Vaughan Williams – “Dives and Lazarus” for String orchestra
P. Glass – “Echorus” for Two violins and String Orchestra
A new generation of musicians has emerged, brilliantly equipped, fully in control of their craft but impatient of the conventions and rituals surrounding classical music, often making it less appealing to younger listeners. At the forefront of this new wave is Robert Ames, co Principal-Conductor of the London Contemporary Orchestra. He can be found conducting the LCO in an eclectic range of venues from The Tate Modern and Oval Space in East London through to the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Royal Opera House.
Although classical music is central to Ames, he also works with a wide range of artists from Fashion designer Vivien Westwood to Ron Arad, Frank Ocean, DJ Shadow and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. His work takes in sessions at Abbey Road, the National Theatre or working in the film studio on projects such as Oscar nominated 'Theeb' and John Maclean’s Slow West (Sundance Film Festival Award). Robert has also had the privilege of working closely with many of Classical music's most respected composers such as Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Meredith Monk.
When Ames co-founded the London Contemporary Orchestra 2008, his mission was to “think very differently about what people want to listen to and where”. This raison d’etre led to him winning the h.Club 100 award and the LCO winning the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble Award in 2015.
Robert recently gave performances with the Aarhaus Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India and a critically acclaimed premier performance at the BBC Proms with his London Contemporary Orchestra. He can also be heard on the soundtrack for Ridley Scott’s film 'Alien: Covenant' and the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection "Jupiters Moon and "You Were Never Really Here".
"New music presented with style rather than po-faced seriousness...performed with such devoted care."
Galya Bisengalieva is a violinist, improviser and collaborator based in London. She has performed solo shows throughout Europe, USA, India, Turkey, Brazil, and made her sell out debut in Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, where Galya received the Revelación Award by the Music Critics Association of Argentina. Recently Galya toured Brahms' Violin Concerto as part of 'There Will Be Blood: Live' with Jonny Greenwood and premiered Edmund Finnis' 'Shades Lengthen' on BBC Radio 3.
She has collaborated with composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Mica Levi, and artists such as Frank Ocean, Darren Cunningham / Actress, DJ Shadow, Alex James / Blur, and bands Elbow and Foals. Galya has led the London Contemporary Orchestra and improvised on Radiohead's'A Moon Shaped Pool', Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' and Lynne Ramsay's Cannes Film Festival Winner 'You Were Never Really Here'.