John Adams' Harmonielehre in Peckham Rye Car Park

On the 14th July the 100-piece TROSP Orchestra returns to Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park to play John Adams’ 1985 orchestral masterpiece HARMONIELEHRE. Last year's performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring brought more than 1,400 people to the car park.

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Adams, John (b. 1947), Harmonielehre

Artists

TROSP Orchestra

Chris Stark, Conductor

On the 14th July the 100-piece TROSP Orchestra returns to Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park to play John Adams’ 1985 orchestral masterpiece HARMONIELEHRE. Last year's performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring brought more than 1,400 people to the car park. The project was described in The Times as “the most exciting development in classical music for decades, if not centuries” and selected as one of The Independent’s Musical High Notes of 2011. “Where is classical music’s next generation of listeners? There they were, before us, a thousand of them” (The Arts Desk review). Following this, in Easter 2012 the orchestra toured around state schools in Peckham to perform pieces from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Stravinsky’s Firebird and John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Travelling on a massive tour bus to give 5 workshops in one day, the project gave more than 1,000 children the chance to hear live orchestral music in their own schools. This summer, the orchestra re-assembles for a schools workshop and free evening performance of Harmonielehre: a minimalist-romantic symphonic poem which Adams says was inspired by a dream in which he “watched a gigantic supertanker take off and thrust itself into the sky like a Saturn rocket”. This summer, Harmonielehre is being re-imagined in the spectacular setting of the 10-storey concrete car park, with the London skyline as a backdrop. Google trosp.me to find out more! The project is part of BOLD TENDENCIES’ summer events series, run by TROSP and NONCLASSICAL The TROSP orchestra is conducted by Christopher Stark and includes outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate players from The Royal College of Music, The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and the Royal Northern College of Music + more

Peckham Rye Multi-storey Car Park

95a Rye Lane
London Greater London United Kingdom SE15 4ST