CSMA and Friends

Classical
CSMA and Friends
When

Monday 14th October, 2019

Where

Phoenix Concert Hall

About

Community Concert with young musicians and choirs from Croydon, Hounslow, Richmond and Sutton and a community choir from Wandsworth.

 

We welcome the Croydon Schools Music Association Junior Festival Choir with talented young musicians and singers from across South West London to take part in Fairfield’s opening season.

Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra open the concert.  The group play challenging and extremely varied repertoire, including arrangements and original works for wind band drawn from many styles of music.

Hounslow’s Junior Brass were only formed this year to perform at the inaugural Debut Section of the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Warwick where they achieved a “Highly Commendable” from the adjudicators.

We are joined by Wandsworth Community Choir, an exciting adult choir launched in 2018 for anyone looking for an opportunity to get lost in the wonderful world of song and sing anything from Stevie Wonder to Handel and everything in between!

Another Sutton group performing is ArtsOne Rocks, a network of young people passionate about rock and pop music.  They will be performing the Sounds of the 70’s.

The Richmond Youth Jazz Band was established over 15 years ago, and performs at a large variety of events locally throughout the year. The band plays a wide selection of standard jazz repertoire, with many former members going on to become professional musicians.

The CSMA choir closes the concert presenting “From Big Screen to Broadway” a selection of high-energy and popular songs from cinema that hit Broadway in New York.

Performances

Monday - 14th October 7:00 PM £5 Book Now

Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

 

 


Phoenix Pianos

Phoenix Pianos - Fairfield Halls

Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.

Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.

A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.

The Phoenix mission is twofold:

  1. To once again offer inspiration to artists in new levels of acoustic performance, after a century of near complete stagnation within the piano industry.
  2. To make highly practical improvements to piano design, such as climate resistance, longevity of parts, reliability of performance, and touch response.

Phoenix instruments benefit from:

  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar soundboard designs
  • A new highly responsive action comprising 3D printed and carbon fibre parts
  • Patented bridge technology to improve the power and efficiency of acoustic transfer, giving artists access to a wider dynamic range

The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.