How does one make contemporary classical music interesting for a wide range of audiences? Gillian Moore will talk about key episodes in her 36-year career, illustrating them with musical and video examples.
Gillian Moore will talk about innovative educational programs and the modernization of concert activities, the possibility for the symbiosis of classics and other musical genres, and the reclamation of gender and racial balance in
contemporary classical music. A special place in the Gillian Moore's lecture will be allotted to her last brainchild: a book about Stravinsky’s music, The Rite of Spring — Music and Modernity, which has received high praise from British critics.
In 1983, Gillian Moore started to curate educational programs at the London Sinfonietta, one of the most famous chamber orchestras in the world, which specializes in new contemporary classical music and collaborates with major contemporary composers. She entered completely uncharted ground: no one had any idea of how contemporary classical music could be made interesting to wide audiences. Currently, she is one of the world's greatest experts in the promotion of contemporary classical music. From 1998 to 2006, she was Artistic Director of the London Sinfonietta, and now she curates the musical policy of one of the best arts centers in the UK and around the world, the Southbank Centre in London. She has twice been awarded an Order of the British Empire for her educational endeavors.
“How to Create Demand for Classical Music”: A lecture by Gillian Moore is part of the UK - Russia Year of Music 2019, a program which celebrates the UK and Russia’s rich musical cultures and our profound respect for each other’s musical traditions and achievements. The UK-Russia Year of Music program is conducted by the British Embassy in Moscow with the support of the British Council.