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Concert by:

the string orchestra Orchestre 2021

Thursday 7 December 2006, 8.30PM
Grand Salon de la Fondation des États-Unis, 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

With: Elizabeth Askren, conductor

Programme of music for string orchestra:

John Adams - Shaker Loops, Robin Toan - dans la nuit (world premiere), Nigel Keay - Serenade for Strings

photo of orchestra

An orchestra of seventeen French and New Zealand musicians performed Shaker Loops by John Adams, dans la nuit (world premiere) by New Zealand composer Robin Toan (NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in–Residence 2005, APRA NZ Professional Development Award, Adam International Young Composers’ Competition), and the Serenade for Strings by Nigel Keay. The New Zealand violinists Vanessa Tam and Charmian Keay participated in the orchestra on this occasion thanks to the generous support of the France / New Zealand Friendship Fund.

Musicians: Violins: Daniel Rémy (Concertmaster), Charmian Keay, Vanessa Tam, Magali Baron, Céverine Tomati, Iwona Gotowecka-Janaillac, Valérie Baisnée, Matthieu Coeffe, Daniele Steer. Violas: Nigel Keay, Cyprien Busolini, Judith Godeberge. Cellos: Manuella Le Picard, Cristelle Costes, Dimitri Kindynis. Double Basses: Guillaume Pagnon, Raphaël Schwab.

Listen to the recording of Nigel Keay's Serenade for Strings taken from this concert: First Movement, Second Movement, Third Movement, Fourth Movement. (Sound Engineer: Thomas Buet)

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Concert supported by the France / New Zealand Friendship Fund