Theo Bently Curtin is a 21-year-old conductor/cellist studying at the Royal Academy of Music in Marylebone. He has formed his own group, the Dart Orchestra, which consists of emerging professional artists from London music colleges and universities. They are primarily students in mid-study, and passionate about sharing the classical repertoire at a high standard with as many people as possible. After a cultural void of a year, they are delighted to be putting on a live summer concert in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 17 July.
The centrepiece of the evening is Ludwig van Beethoven’s magnificent ‘Eroica’ symphony no. 3, a cornerstone of today’s repertoire and an equally thrilling musical journey for audiences and players alike. Truly a ground-breaking work, the young musicians pay respect to Beethoven’s indomitable legacy through this performance. They are also excited to perform Claude Debussy’s wistful ‘Sarabande’ (orchestrated from the original piano score by his famous contemporary Maurice Ravel), a haunting miniature – ‘Phantom Chapel’ – by the neglected Black US composer William Grant Still, and Gerald Finzi’s passionate and touching ‘Romance for Strings’.
After being unable to perform for so long, the Dart Orchestra can’t wait to share this wonderful music with you and they hope that you will enjoy this live performance.
Come and enjoy a free glass of wine and feast your ears on some of London’s finest young musical talent as they delve into the great repertoires of the classical music canon.
Saturday 17 July 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Elsworthy Road, London NW3 3DJ
Tickets: £12 /£5 concession. Tickets include a free drink.
The concert will last approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.
The church is wheelchair-friendly and there is plenty of space to socially distance. There will be hygiene and mask protocols in place to make everyone feel safe and welcome, and a full refund is on offer should the concert be cancelled by government restrictions.
Tickets can be purchased from bit.ly/dartorch