We are delighted to have received a glowing 8.5/10 review for our performance with Ministry of Sound: Orchestrated in King’s Park for Mellen Events last month.
Alfred Gorman of Xpress Magazine had the following to say:
“There’s nothing quite like a live orchestra in full flight. Something about the layered tapestry of many instruments in sync, all combining to create a huge sound. The rising strings, the bassy drone of brass, the intricate percussion and delicate melodies dancing over the top.
Conductor Jessica Gethin stood on a platform front-right, back to the crowd, with the orchestra in the palm of her hand, wearing sneakers and tight, black leather pants. This was not your average orchestra.
There was definitely a lot of love in the air. The crowd didn’t want it to end. It took time for the smiling, shell-shocked people to disperse, still basking in the glory of a very special, memorable performance – one that really tugged at the heart strings and evoked a lot of memories. Bravo!”
You can read the full review here.
Groove Terminator, also known as Simon Lewicki, is the creative brains behind Ministry of Sound’s ‘ORCHESTRATED’. He joined Perth Symphony Executive Director Bourby Webster for a podcast about how we planned to blur the boundaries between a dance floor in Ibiza and traditional concert hall. You can listen to the podcast here.
Photo: Duncan Barnes, Mellen Events