Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light – World Premiere to be given by Russian National Orchestra
3rd Oct 2016
In association with Armstrong International Music and Arts Enterprises Ltd, Andrew is delighted to announce that the world premiere performance of Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light will take place on 1st January 2017, performed by the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Sanderling.
The performance will form part of two inaugural concerts that mark the opening of the Zhuhai Grand Theater. Andrew’s Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir will feature in the first concert, also performing with the Russian National Orchestra.
The Russian National Orchestra will then give two further performances of Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light on 02 January at the Dongguan Grand Theater and 04 January at the Huizhou Centre of Culture and Arts.
Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light was written to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest-reigning British monarch in history on 9 September 2015. It is the first completed part of a projected trilogy, each named after world-famous diamonds and each exploring the themes of majesty and light.
This symphonic, single-movement orchestral work is ceremonial in nature and features a soaring second subject, the diamond theme. It is structured in abridged sonata form, with recapitulation replaced by a triumphant final section celebrating the commonality of history and heritage that the Koh-i-Noor diamond symbolises to so many nations around the world.