Sinfonia Gaia is a newly founded orchestra by Cayenna Ponchione which is dedicated to raising awareness of environmental and humanitarian issues through innovative programming, commissioning, and collaborations with artists and organizations.
The debut performance by Sinfonia Gaia will take place at the Tandem Festival (19th-21st June), an Arts and Environmental festival at Hill End, just outside of Oxford.
The concert will consist of music by composers who were significantly inspired by their natural surroundings, highlighting the impact of climate change on these now disappearing landscapes. Australian violinist, Madeleline Easton, will perform Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and mezzo soprano Charlotte Tetley will perform several of the Water-Culture: Women’s Work(s) songs Cayenna has been commissioning since 2012. Sinfonia Gaia will give the UK premiere of Transeki by South African composer, Antoni Schonken.