RCM Symphony Orchestra
Milhaud La création du monde
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
The RCM Symphony Orchestra returns to the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall for an evening of groundbreaking 20th-century repertoire.
This highly innovative and experimental premiere showcases the RCM’s pioneering use of LOLA (Low Latency) distance technology, allowing conductor Jac van Steen to direct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in London while at the Koninklijk Conservatorium/Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands.
LOLA technology enables musicians separated by long distances to perform together with minimal time delay. The RCM has long been a leader in the use of such advanced technology, and with the current travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19 it has allowed RCM musicians to continue to collaborate with leading musicians around the world.
In this concert, Jac van Steen directs a programme of ground-breaking 20th century works. Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, with its serene chorale in memory of Claude Debussy, is a masterclass in writing for wind and brass. Alongside, Milhaud’s jazz-inspired ballet score tells of the creation of the world through African folk mythology.
Recorded live in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall on 19 November at the Royal College of Music in London and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, this is a YouTube & Facebook Premiere.
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