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TreeSong: European Green Capital 2015

Add to my Calendar 29-11-2015 16:00 29-11-2015 18:00 36 TreeSong: European Green Capital 2015 For over a century a beech tree has stood silently on Bristol’s Durdham Downs while the environment around it has changed dramatically. Bristol Ensemble’s innovative and intriguing TreeSong project will bring the tree’s music to life, gathering its song through a technical installation. The project is being run as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.  The installation will take place from 1st to 4th October (see www.treesong.org.uk for details) and you can visit the site to see how technology and nature are working together to capture something unique. The project was conceived to draw attention to urban nature and to explore the role of trees in the city by giving one tree its own voice.  What would it say if it could sing? The composer William Goodchild is being entrusted with the task of translating the tree’s song from its natural habitat to the concert hall, creating a 15 minute orchestral work which will be premiered in this concert in a sumptuous audio-visual performance. Star violinist Charlie Siem joins the orchestra to perform Vaughan Williams’ poignant work The Lark Ascending, together with Max Richter’s vivid reimagining of Antonio Vivaldi’s concertos The Four Seasons in this family-friendly concert, a celebration of Bristol as European Green Capital. St George's, Bristol DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St George's
Great George Street
Bristol
BS1 5RR
England


Programme

William GoodchildTreeSong
Max RichterVivaldi's Four Seasons Recomposed
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsThe Lark Ascending, Op.50

Performers

Charlie Siem – violin
William Goodchild – conductor

Bristol Ensemble

Programme Note

For over a century a beech tree has stood silently on Bristol’s Durdham Downs while the environment around it has changed dramatically. Bristol Ensemble’s innovative and intriguing TreeSong project will bring the tree’s music to life, gathering its song through a technical installation. The project is being run as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015. 


The installation will take place from 1st to 4th October (see www.treesong.org.uk for details) and you can visit the site to see how technology and nature are working together to capture something unique.


The project was conceived to draw attention to urban nature and to explore the role of trees in the city by giving one tree its own voice.  What would it say if it could sing?

The composer William Goodchild is being entrusted with the task of translating the tree’s song from its natural habitat to the concert hall, creating a 15 minute orchestral work which will be premiered in this concert in a sumptuous audio-visual performance.

Star violinist Charlie Siem joins the orchestra to perform Vaughan Williams’ poignant work The Lark Ascending, together with Max Richter’s vivid reimagining of Antonio Vivaldi’s concertos The Four Seasons in this family-friendly concert, a celebration of Bristol as European Green Capital.

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