19 Nov 2014
LONDON Kings Place (Hall Two)
90 York Way
Twenty-something strong, and packed with young players from the city’s massively talented new generation the Engines Orchestra debut their inaugural project, Lifecycles.
Fronted by this year’s Parliamentary Newcomer of the Year award-winner, saxophonist/composer Phil Meadows; the combined forces of banks of strings, woodwinds and brass built in collaboration with Meadows’ core quintet of Laura Jurd, Elliot Galvin, Conor Chaplin and Simon Roth, power their way through a heady mix of soaring melodies, intense grooves and a splash of freedom. Vocalist Alice Zawadzki and harpist Tori Handsley add another layer of intrigue to the performance, which also marks the launch of Engines Orchestra's debut album.
Phil Meadows Group
Phil Meadows (composer / saxophones); Laura Jurd (trumpet); Elliot Galvin (piano / keyboards); Conor Chaplin (double / electric bass); Simon Roth (drums / percussion)
Conductor: Matt Roberts.
Brass: Jim Davison (trumpet); Eddie Morgan (french horn); James Buckle (bass trombone).
Woodwinds: Jennah Smart (flutes); Rob Cope (clarinet / flute); Gennie Joy (bass clarinet / clarinet).
Harp: Tori Handsley. 1st Violins: Emily Davis (principal); Tom Aldren; Alice Zawadzki (+ vocals); Katherine Waller. 2nd Violins: Minn Majoe (principal); Kirsty Lovie; Claire Sledd; Connie Chatwin.
Violas: Matt Maguire (principal); Joe Fisher; George White.
Cellos: Zosia Jagodzinska (principal); Gregor Riddell.
This show is part of our fantastic 21 Commissions Programme.