Wednesday 5 August 2020

bittersweet sinfonia

Via the always engaging Things Magazine, we are pleased to make the acquaintance of the phenomena known as the Portsmouth Sinfonia—fifty years too late, the orchestra founded by students of the art school open to all and sundry regardless of training or talent.
Originally staged as a piece of performance art (see also here and here), the dedicated volunteer ensemble—over the ensuing decade—gave concerts and produced six record albums including one charting single and were even invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall to sold-out crowds. Much more to explore at the links above, including a fun musical medley referred to as the world’s worst playlist.