Book now: Selfridges and Bold Tendencies present The Multi-Story Orchestra
We are proud to be partnering with Bold Tendencies this summer for a series of extraordinary music experiences held in unexpected venues as part of the Music Matters at Selfridges campaign.
Bold Tendencies are renowned for transforming the top floors of the Peckham Car Park into a multi-faceted arts space – not to mention commissioning the ultimate Instagram fodder of THAT Simon Whybray 'hi boo i love you' pink staircase (if you know, you know). Their resident ensemble The Multi-Story Orchestra will be performing a series of chamber and orchestral music concerts in Peckham, as well as joining The London Adventist Chorale at the Old Selfridges Hotel at Selfridges Oxford Street, London, with major performances specially commissioned for us.
The Multi-Story Orchestra: Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ + Living Programme Note at Bold Tendencies, Levels 7 – 10 of Peckham Car Park
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, 7pm
The Multi-Story Orchestra first performed in Peckham in 2011. Ever since that inaugural performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring they’ve wanted this monumental work to be played again. This time you’ll also get your own personal tour of this memorable work with musicians from the Orchestra in a Living Programme Note directed by Fraser Trainer exploring the top four floors of the car park. The full 92-piece orchestra will then come together for a full performance of the work with conductor Christopher Stark.
Bold Tendencies and The London Adventist Chorale: Symphony of Psalms at the Old Selfridges Hotel
Sunday 3 September, 8pm
An extraordinary one-off performance will be held at the Old Selfridges Hotel, featuring a 44-piece orchestra and the renowned London Adventist Chorale. Written in 1930 for the Boston Symphony, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms is acknowledged to do strange and wonderful things with the symphonic form. The relationship he creates between chorus and orchestra is unique. Conducted by Ken Burton, instrumentalists from The Multi-Story Orchestra will join one of the classical music world’s most distinctive choirs The London Adventist Chorale. Formed in 1981 the Chorale is known for bringing the sensibility and urgency of the gospel mode of delivery into the world of classical choral music.