The last few months have seen people across the globe experience the importance of community, the sense of being part of something and the support and comfort that can bring. The London Sinfonietta is celebrating this by commissioning a series of four new portrait works inspired by individuals, groups or organisations. The four works, each written by a different composer, reflect the stories that have come out of the past few months and the individuals or organisations who mean a lot to a community. Each work will be premiered by a London Sinfonietta musician in a community setting to celebrate the importance of live performance and share new music with new audiences.
In the second Community Commission in the series, The Music is Joy by Cassie Kinoshi, played by Principal Trumpet Christian Barraclough is performed via Zoom to Adela Bainbridge, a mum who has worked tirelessly for refugee communities for decades, and has uplifted the lives of those around her.
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Published: 21 Oct 2020