“Beyond our world” – with Bernardi Music Group, Nic Pendelbury and Trinity Laban Ensemble

Bernardi Music Group is proud to open this year’s Festival of Chichester with a cosmic musical journey that will take you Beyond Our World. Joined by electric violist and conductor Nic Pendlebury and Trinity Laban ensemble this evening is set to be a stellar musical voyage.

This cosmic performance features George Morton’s stunning chamber arrangement of Holst’s iconic The Planets, as well as Eliana Echeverry’s new work The Lost Planet for electric viola and ensemble. Nic’s own transcription of Terry Riley’s Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector arranged for solo electric viola and sonic delay completes our astrological journey transporting you from this world into a wider astronomical realm.

Bernardi Music Group and Trinity Laban Ensemble perform:
Terry Riley arranged for solo electric viola
Nic Pendlebury: ‘Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector’.
Eliana Echeverry in collaboration with Nic Pendlebury’s new work: ‘The Lost Planet’.
Gustav Holst: ‘The Planets’ Op.32.

Tickets £30 – £10.

Visit the Festival of Chichester event web page for further details.

Profile: Andrew Bernardi, violinist and musical entrepreneur

Watch Andrew Bernardi discuss this concert with Phil Hewitt on the Chichester Observer website.

We are very grateful for the generous support for this concert by Tooveys, NFU Mutual Chichester, Kreston Reeves, and Nyetimber.

Background information

Trinity Laban is London’s Creative Conservatoire: an internationally celebrated centre of excellence, offering world-class training in dance, music and musical theatre. We’re a global community of musicians, dancers and performers based in South East London. Expect mesmerising sounds from our creative, collaborative musicians.

Nic Pendlebury was the founder and for over 30 years the violist of the acclaimed Smith Quartet. Commissioning new music from many of the worlds most celebrated composers the group performed internationally recording albums for Sony, Decca, BMG and Signum. More recently Nic is developing a new repertoire for the electric viola and has collaborated with artists including Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Eliana Echeverry. His first album Multiple is on the Orchid Label.

Founded by Andrew Bernardi in 1989 to inspire young and older members of the community to share and benefit from the joy of music, the Bernardi Music Group comprises a committed group of professional musicians from some of the UK’s leading ensembles and orchestras who come together to perform varied and versatile repertoire in a number of different performance, education and corporate settings in Sussex, across the UK and internationally.

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