Music in Farley presents The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra
The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra
Formed in 2012, The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra brings together young professional and student instrumentalists to exhilarate audiences with repertoire both familiar and unexpected. Members include alumni of the Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol Universities, all the London Conservatoires, European and National Youth Orchestras as well as the Southbank Sinfonia. Aiming to challenge the group’s highly capable musicians, ZCO has performed repertoire ranging from Handel and Mozart to John Adams’ Christian Zeal and Activity as well as several contemporary compositions. Last year they led a concert for dementia patients as part of the Moving Music series in the St. Hildas’ Jaqueline du Pré Music Room and performed two concertos with soloists from the orchestra. ZCO’s are very much looking forward to performing a new commission from composer Marco Galvani in the 2015 and plan to tour a new programme, Birth of the Cool: A History of Improvisation, around the UK.
Sam Poppleton graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Music in 2013 having studied at The Queen’s College where he also held the Maurice Pearton choral scholarship. In his second year Sam won the conductorship of Oxford University Student Chorus with whom he performed termly concerts in the Sheldonian Theatre. Sam has since continued working with choirs and conducted Kensington Brass’s performance of Purcell’s Funeral Sentence for the Death of Queen Mary and Jongen’s Messe en l’honneur du Saint-Sacrement. During his final year Sam was asked to stand in and conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No.8 for Oxford University Orchestra as part of their Beethoven marathon. Sam spent last year as a clerk in Magdalen College Choir and as a conducting apprentice to John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John. Sam conducted in one of their Ashmolean Proms last season. Last summer Sam served as Assistant Conductor to the Amadeus Orchestra as they performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, sang with the Aurora Orchestra as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival and dressed up as a tiger whilst working on Music Makers Summer Courses. Sam has taken part in masterclasses with Nicholas Cleobury, Peter Stark and Achim Holub and is continuing his conducting studies with Paul Brough and John Lubbock.
Bryony Moody is currently performing regularly as a freelance cellist in the South West and London whilst also working as a part-time classroom music teacher and chamber music coach at Bryanston School.
Graduating last year, Bryony gained first class honours in a BMus Music degree from the University of Leeds, specialising in performance. She started to learn the cello with Muriel Daniels when she was a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and continued her studies with Michael Mace. For the last six years she has been a pupil of Sue Lowe. Over the years she has participated in the International Eton and Bryanston Cello Course and studied with Anna Shuttleworth, Naomi Butterworth, Charles Medlam and has had master classes with Louise Hopkins, Pierre Doumenge and Alexander Baille.
Living in Strasbourg for a year, Bryony studied the cello with Frank Van Lamsweerde and chamber music with Armand Angster. During this time she played with the ‘Volutes’ Orchestra and ‘Duna’ Trio, giving concerts around the Alsace region, and took part in performances of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and Bach’s Brandenberg Concertos.
Bryony has played professionally on cruise ships touring both the Mediterranean and Baltic regions. She has performed recitals in Poole, Weymouth, Christchurch, Ripon and Leeds and has had the opportunity to play in some renowned venues such as St. John’s Smith Square and the Globe Theatre, London. Her solo performances with orchestra include Kabalevsky No. 1, Prokofiev Concertino, Elgar, J. C. Bach, and Vivaldi cello concertos.
She has experience performing a range of genres from classical to pop and also contemporary. Bryony is a versatile musician and welcomes new experiences.
Tickets £10 from Salisbury Playhouse 01722 320333