About this Event
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major (arr. Klaus Simon)
Doors open at 12pm for a 12:15pm start.
Limited onsite parking bookable at: www.justpark.com/uk/parking/london/s/effra-road-london-sw2/
Jason Taing (conductor)
London-based conductor Jason Taing has been remarked upon as “bringing a great interpretive sensibility, flexibility and confidence that belies his years” by composer Richard Fay. Jason is Artistic Director of the Brixton Concert Series where he has curated a number of performances, with a highlight of the 2023/24 season including directing Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the newly established Brixton Soloists.
From 2016 to 2021, Jason was the Founder and Artistic Director of The Camerata Players and Voices, an ensemble principally comprised of musicians from The University of Manchester and The Royal Northern College of Music. As Artistic Director, he curated and conducted a number of diverse programmes in some of Manchester’s most prominent concert venues. The Camerata Voices made a premiere recording with organist Jack Redman of Philip Lowe’s setting of The Shepherds’ Carol for the Eboracum Choral Series.
In 2023, Jason was invited to be Assistant Conductor of Belfast based-ballet company Six Dance Collective’s world premiere of White Doves, assisting his mentor Jonathan Mann and collaborating with director Ruaidhrí Maguire and composer Amelia Clarkson, culminating in four shows at the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast.
He is the current Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the University College London String Orchestra and has held teaching and directing posts with orchestral, choral and chamber groups as part of the European Youth Music. He is Reserve Conductor of the London Schools’ Symphony Orchestra.
Clara Orif (soprano)
With musical roots as a young singer and organist in Paris, Franco-Scottish soprano Clara Orif has recently graduated from a masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2022. Here, she was the winner of the Richard Lewis / Jean Shanks Award, and the Isabel Jay prize. Having now joined the Royal Academy Opera, she studies with Mary Nelson, James Baillieu and Jonathan Papp. In Academy opera productions, Clara has performed the roles of Adina, Marie, and Armida, and will be performing the role of Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. She is now working with the English Touring Opera on their Handelfest productions of Tamerleno and Agrippina.
On the concert stage, Clara has been collaborating since 2020 with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus as a soloist in their productions of Fauré’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and next year in Haydn’s Nelson Mass. She made her London solo recital debut in 2022 in the Blackheath Halls with pianist James Cheung, following a masterclass with Christian Gerhaher. Clara and James have since performed together at the Chipping Camden Music Festival. Clara is now an Oxford Lieder Emerging Artist and is supported by the London Women’s Clinic Foundation Award.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Brixton Unitarian Church, 63 Effra Road, London, United Kingdom
GBP 6.00 to GBP 12.00