Fantastic new beginnings
Over the past season the realisation has hit hard that a concert attended as part of an audience is not simply a fascinating and overwhelming event in itself but also an occasion for interaction that mirrors the emotional state that we are currently in. As part of the Philharmonic Concerts series over the coming season we want to celebrate this type of group encounter and the liberating effect of music and reflect on the extraordinary internal challenges posed by these difficult times.
On the one hand, we are confronted with our very personal and emotional response to all the thoughts and feelings that have built up in us during this period and remained bottled up in a range of venues and situations. On the other hand, we will also find similar reactions to personal and social crises in the compositions played, some of which date far back in history. Hence the various performances we have lined up for the coming season are also a wonderful testimony to how closely we humans are connected through music on a timeline that far exceeds our own lifespan. Let's embrace this interaction together. Join us in looking forward to a new season full of wonderful new beginnings!
General Music Director