Future Talent Orchestra inaugural performance

On Sunday 1 November the Future Talent Orchestra came together at Rambert Studios on the South Bank for a day of mentoring, music-making and an evening performance of excerpts from Handel’s Water Music.

Current and alumni Future Talent Musicians were involved in two sessions, the first led by Future Talent’s Relationship Manager Lucia Capellaro and the second by Musical Director of the London Handel Orchestra Laurence Cummings.  These masterclasses were spent rehearsing and refining the movements, whilst also exploring the intricacies of Baroque music and style of playing.  Some time was also spent discussing and understanding the history of the piece.

The Baroque day and concert helped me to broaden my musical understanding of different styles of music and I really enjoyed beginning to learn the technique and correct way of playing this style of music.  It is something that I would love to be able to understand further and learn more about.  Since this concert I have had the opportunity to play in a Baroque group at school so have been able to use what I learned on the day with Future Talent 

- Annie-May, Musician

The day gave the Musicians an opportunity to develop their ensemble playing as well as share tips, experiences and establish some new friendships.

The evening performance, which was conducted from the harpsichord by Laurence Cummings, was free to attend and a number of Future Talent donors and supporters commented on how well the Musicians performed:

“I really enjoyed the concert on Sunday night.  The youngsters played so well.  It was very obvious that they had had a lovely, inspiring day making music together and the lovely, happy and relaxed atmosphere I always feel at the informal Future Talent concerts was again very present.  Bravo for all your hard work”

- Ann Montier, 200 Club Supporter

Thank you all for such a lovely and rich day yesterday.  We could all see how much preparation must have been involved, but it was worth it.  Two conductor masterclasses showed how it should/could be done.   So interesting, and a joyous result

Sheila, Parent

Supported by Mishcon de Reya

Photos: Alex Harvey-Brown