Where Rivers Meet

added on 7 April, 2021 | under Concert Series, just added, SNJO 25, WHAT'S ON

We are excited to announce our next online concert series, Where Rivers Meet, our most ambitious multi-dimensional event to date, featuring Russian painter Maria Rud. The four-part series will be streamed over four consecutive nights.

Filmed in the heart of Edinburgh, 12th Century St. Giles Cathedral provides the unique canvas for a new collaboration between the SNJO and artist Maria Rud, whose soulful and spiritually charged live paintings will be projected onto the magnificent stained-glass great west window and sets the music of Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, and Albert Ayler arranged by Tommy Smith, Paul Towndrow, Paul Harrison, and Geoffrey Keezer in a distinct and fresh light.

“This concert is all about expression, the deepest emotion of our inner voice. To reach that space where we summon heart and spirit, the soloists must bare their souls – that was the challenge and the achievement of much of the best of the free jazz of the 1960s and beyond. And that’s what we’re after here.” — Tommy Smith

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14 May 7:30 PM — BRAXTON • KERSHAW

15 May 7:30 PM — AYLER • SMITH


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