We were delighted to be invited to give the premiere performance of a new work by the composer Tasoulla Christou at a banquet given in honour of the Lord Mayor of London by the Worshipful Company of Marketors at London’s Mansion House last week. The piece, entitled ‘City Scenes’ and written for Wind Quintet especially for this occasion, was a celebration of the traditions of the City of London, and what more fitting performance venue could there be than the Mansion House?
We gave the performance in the building’s Egyptian Hall, a stunning hall with great acoustics. The piece is in three movements, Rush Hour, Sunday Evening, and Petticoat Lane, each capturing a different facet of our beloved city. We were delighted to work with Tasoulla, and to be given the opportunity to perform at such an iconic London landmark.