Andrew Webb-Mitchell


Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light – World Premiere Given by Russian National Orchestra and Thomas Sanderling

The world premiere performance of Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light took place on 1st January 2017, performed by the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Sanderling.

The performance formed part of two inaugural concerts that marked the opening of the Zhuhai Opera House. Andrew’s Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir featured in the first concert, also performing with the Russian National Orchestra.

The Russian National Orchestra then gave two further performances of Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light on 02 January at the Dongguan Grand Theater and 04 January at the Huizhou Centre of Culture and Arts.

Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light  is the first completed part of a projected set of orchestral works, Liber Regalis which is a celebration of the British monarchy. This symphonic, single-movement orchestral work is ceremonial in nature and features a soaring second subject, the diamond theme. It is structured in abridged sonata form, with recapitulation replaced by a triumphant final section celebrating the commonality of history and heritage that the Koh-i-Noor diamond symbolises to so many nations around the world.

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