OSJ Summer Festival – Journeys Through Music and the Moving Image


28 June 2021

28 June 2021
SJE Arts Oxford
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road
07775 904626

OSJ Summer Festival - Journeys Through Music and the Moving Image

About Journeys Through Music and the Moving Image

Marking Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey’s final concert as OSJ’s Associate Conductor, join OSJ for a powerful evening uniting music and the moving image.

Reflecting some of the key questions of our time, including the environment and social equality, this multisensory performance will present live OSJ’s newest commissions for string orchestra and film, Many Worlds in One Place, Earth Flow and Reaching Water.

Alongside will sit gorgeous music by some of the silver screen’s finest composers, including Shostakovich and John Williams, as well as Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, accompanied by film and live artwork created in response to the music.

In this collaborative concert, OSJ will perform alongside talented Welsh violinist Siobhan Clough, Oxford-based alternative pop duo pecq and visual artist Hugo Max from the Oxford Ruskin School of Art.

Centre-stage is Many Worlds in One Place, a new work by award-winning composer Tony Young and filmmaker Ross Harrison, created in partnership with forced-migrant students and their peers from the Oxford Spires Academy.

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel, with original film and artwork by Hugo Max (premiere)
Siobhan Clough, violin soloist (debut performance with OSJ)
Hugo Max, filmmaker and live performance response artist

Toby Young: Many Worlds in One Place (premiere)
Written in collaboration with Oxford Spires Academy students and accompanied by a film curated by Ross Harrison

Dimitri Shostakovich: Nocturne, from the film The Gadfly (1955)
pecq: Earth Flow
pecq, modular synth and electronics
Ross Harrison, filmmaker

pecq: Reaching Water
pecq, modular synth and electronics
Alice Chautard, photography

John Williams: A Prayer for Peace, from the film Munich (2005)
Siobhan Clough, solo violin
pecq, electronics and modular synth
Hugo Max, live performance response artist

This is one of a series of socially distanced chamber concerts at SJE Arts. The event will follow strict procedures. Seating will be preallocated by household.

Good to know

To accommodate social distancing rules, the organisers are offering a short concert of about 1 hour with no interval – starting at 8.00pm.

For ‘Track and Trace’, please include your telephone number in the notes field of your order. The rules are that the organiser must record ‘first name, second name and telephone number for one member of each group’.

When you purchase tickets, the organisers also politely ask that you add a voluntary donation, equal to the price of a ticket, to support their work in the community and with children in Special Educational Needs schools.

This event is part of the Orchestra of St John’s Summer Festival 2021.

Event picture credit: Merlin Porter