**As The Swinsian Ensemble is performing in The Salvation Army’s Regent Hall on Oxford Street, it has been decided that it would be fitting to make a donation from the concert to The Salvation Army’s response to The Philippines**
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The Swinsian Ensemble
The Swinsian Ensemble, based in central London, is a new, professional string chamber orchestra of twenty-two players and conducted by the exciting young conductor Justin Fung. The ensemble performs alone, together with various soloists, and sometimes, according to the programme, augments to a larger ensemble. A particular emphasis is on the collaboration with singers to perform with the ensemble.
The ensemble predominantly relies upon the support of companies, patrons and private individuals. As a new ensemble we intend to push the boundaries, endeavouring to commission new works from emerging composers along with engaging emerging soloists as well as the more established solo performers and composers. The ensemble is available to hire for private or corporate occasions – please direct any enquiries through our contact details on our ‘contact us’ page.
An important aspect of our endeavours is the encouragement of up-and-coming young musicians who are either nearing the end of their performance studies or who have recently completed their studies. This is an excellent opportunity for them to gain invaluable experience alongside established professionals with the possibility of remaining with the ensemble after the completion of their studies.
The Swinsian Ensemble want their audience to have an enjoyable, encompassing, thought-provoking and sometimes challenging experience – ideally mirroring the experience of the players themselves. We feel that to create a work of art that is the ‘concert experience’ requires the synthesis of the composition, the performers, and the audience!
Our reasonable and accessible ticket prices also include interval refreshments; like the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. We want our concerts to have an inclusive, welcoming feel with a ‘we’ rather than a ‘them and us’ approach concerning the players and the audience and want our audience members to be able to enjoy the interval as a real part of the evening, mixing with other concert-goers and the players, without having to suffer the indignity of fiddling around for money in the interval. In some way, perhaps, the interval at a concert might be likened to the pause in music often said to be as important as the music that surrounds it.
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