UTOPIA Symphony Recording at Abbey Road Studios
Almost three years after the idea was first mooted, the UTOPIA Symphony filled the hallowed halls of Abbey Road Studios in London this past weekend.
Under the baton of maestro Vladimir Jurowski, the London Philharmonic Orchestra together with the London Philharmonic Chorus immortalised the symphony by living composer Vladimir Martynov, who flew in from Russia to witness this momentous occasion. A young Singapore violinist Loh Jun Hong was featured on the solo violin parts.
The Foundation hosted an exclsive viewing of the recording from the gallery of the recording studio as well as a special post-recording reception at Russian restaurant Mari Vanna, attended by key members of the LPO and guests of The Foundation, including patrons from the Foundation Circle.
An Iconic Initiative by the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise in collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the recording of the UTOPIA Symphony will be released under the LPO classical music label end 2020.
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Press Release: Singaporean jazz singer Joanna Dong’s new single titled 《第一章》will be released on 24 September on major digital platforms, the first in the UTOPIA Reimagined Series (“the Series”) – an initiative by the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise (“The Foundation”) that will see four artists reimagine a symphony inspired by Singapore, written by a Russian composer and recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).
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