Activity 30 - Darwinian Orchestra

Concert rehearsal

The Darwinian Orchestra invited the audience for a completely new concert performance. It was the Orchestre de Picardie, lead partner of ONE®, who was the first orchestra to test this revolutionary experience on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February 2017.

Classical heritage repertoire and digital world met to present an innovative programme:

  • Žiga STANIĆ - Concerto for Tidldibab flute and orchestra  (World premiere commission from Orchestre de Picardie and ONE® network)
  • Carl Maria von WEBER - Ouverture Peter Schmoll  J.8
  • Ludwig van BEETHOVEN - Grand Fugue op.133 (Wagemans orchestration)
  • Ludwig van BEETHOVEN -  Symphonie  no.7 in A Major, Op.92
  • Bernard CAVANNA - “Geek Bagatelles” Premiere performance for “Choir of smartphones” and orchestra.

Conductor: Arie van BEEK – Orchestre de Picardie permanent conductor Soloist: Tidlibab Flute – Boštjan GOMBAČ Smartphones choir’s master: Pierre BASSERY – GRAME

The “choir of smartphones” (activity 1) involved students from Lycée Gérard de Nerval in Soissons, Collège Gabriel Havez in Creil and Lycée Boucher de Perthes in Abbeville.  Each “Choir of smartphones” played for their hometown concert (La Faïencerie-Théâtre – Creil, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse-Soissons and Théâtre Municipal d'Abbeville – Abbeville).

This stunning activity is planned to be repeated in partner orchestras!

Jenaer Philharmonie will have the chance to organise it on February 22, 2018.
It will be followed by Slovak Sinfonietta, on March 08, 2018 and Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů on March 15, 2018.
On May 13, 2018, it will be Filharmonia Śląska's turn, and then RTV Slovenia in June 2018.

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