Celebrating the Music of David Lumsdaine at 90

by Gemini Trust (working as Gemini) in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

£2,055

raised so far

+ est. £318.75 Gift Aid

47

supporters

Gemini celebrates music of David Lumsdaine (90 on 31st Oct) with a concert of 2 major commissions at the Royal Academy of Music, 3pm 7th Nov

by Gemini Trust (working as Gemini) in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

1630659696_david-lumsdaine_resized_(4).jpgDavid Lumsdaine and Gemini

‘[Mandala 3] is powerful music, an intense and absorbing work which receives virtuosic performances from pianist Aleksander Szram and members of the Gemini ensemble:’

The composer David Lumsdaine (www.davidlumsdaine.org.uk)  will be 90 on 31 October 2021.  The chamber ensemble Gemini is proud to have been associated with him and his music for close to fifty years – since its formation in 1974 by Peter Wiegold, who had just completed a composition PhD with him. The ensemble has recorded three CDs of his music; commissioned two major chamber works; broadcast a number of works; given the UK premiere of several pieces; programmed a wide variety of his works from duos to large ensembles (one of the latter including vocal and double bass soloists, two narrators, nine instrumentalists, tape and live electronics) for concert presentation at major national venues and at smaller events such as music clubs and universities throughout the country, keeping much of his music before the public for many years.

The Event

‘[Mandala 3] is a remarkable, tantalising piece full of wonderful ideas.’

The concert on 7th November will present two wonderful chamber works commissioned by Gemini: A Tree Telling of Orpheus for soprano solo (Clara Barbier Serrano) and five players (25 minutes) and Mandala 3 (40 minutes) for solo piano (Aleksander Szram) and four players, plus Blue upon Blue for solo cello (Sophie Harris).

This will be followed by a reception where supporters can meet and chat with David. 

Funding

This is a Gemini promoted project, with input from its own modest resources. Further financial support to mount this celebratory event is necessary and being sought from various trusts and from individuals who are friends, colleagues, students or simply admirers of David and his music through this crowdfunding appeal. Please do support this special event with a donation. Thank you.

PS  Do please come to the concert and stay for the reception.

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