BSO are excited to bring you our second virtual performance which premiered on Facebook last week. The piece entitled “One day we’ll look back at it – and…” was composed especially for the BSO by Elena Polevaya.
Elena explains the background to the piece – “’One Day’ is about the light conquering the darkness and chaos – an old theme that shall never grow too old. A tribute to Tchaikovsky, whose anniversary last year was eclipsed by the pandemic, the piece hails to one of his most poignant vocal tunes and carries the reference to the original sense of yearning, triumphant at the end. I am grateful for many things. For the opportunity itself, fully supported by the Orchestra’s Committee; for the good will and dedication of the Orchestra musicians who had committed to the project before the music was even written; for the fact we were joined by several young newcomers to the Orchestra; for the charisma of our producer, Ben; and for the amazing flute soloist Helen Duggan with her seemingly inexhaustible breath! I believe this project to be unique in that, with its soloistic writing, the piece highlights many individual musicians who trusted their smartphones to record an unknown piece with no solid performance tradition and leave the rest to technology. Notwithstanding all the techno-magic that happened afterwards, this was a display of solid individual skill at the source of the performances. Here’s to the bravery and dedication of our musicians!”.
We hope you all enjoy!