Thursday, 11 March 2010

Docklands Sinfonia Celebrates First Anniversary‏

DOCKLANDS Sinfonia – London’s exciting new symphony orchestra – is celebrating its first anniversary with its most exciting and challenging concert to date. The orchestra will be at full strength – with more than 90 players - as it performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony No1 'Titan’ on Friday March 19th.

Mahler is enjoying a massive revival as the music world marks this year's 150th anniversary of his birth - and a century since his death next year. The rest of the programme includes Aaron Copland's 'Appalachian Spring' and the World Premiere of British composer Peter Meechan's 'The Karman Line'.

Docklands Sinfonia was formed just 12 months ago and has already achieved stunning success with a BBC1 performance and sell-out concerts with major solo artists. The orchestra, which is made up of professional musicians, music college students and talented amateurs, is aiming to be a major cultural force for the Canary Wharf area. Since its formation in January 2009, the orchestra has appeared on theBBC1 television series ‘Clash’ and has performed with renowned musicians such as international cello virtuoso Leonard Elschenbroich, and baroque soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

Docklands Sinfonia’s Conductor and founder Spencer Down said: “I am incredibly proud of the orchestra’s achievements in just one year and am looking forward to building on its success. This promises to be the most exciting and challenging Docklands Sinfoniaconcert to date.”
‘TITAN’ CONCERT Friday March 19th, St Anne’s, 5 Newell Street, Limehouse, London E14 7HP

The Karman Line (world premiere) – Peter Meechan Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland Symphony No1 in D Minor ‘Titan’ – Gustav Mahler
Tickets: £10 (box office), £12 (door) and £8 (concessions)
BOX OFFICE: 07827 568992 (24hr) or

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