A circus artist sits on a trapeze in the middle of a forest.

Interview with Meliora Collective

This week we talked to the Meliora Collective, the creators behind Trapeze in Concert, an eclectic experience that fuses orchestra and circus.

Introduce yourselves – who are you and when did you start working together?
Hello, we are the Meliora Collective – a flexi ensemble/pocket orchestra. Born out of a love of chamber music, Meliora Collective strives to celebrate the shared joy of music making, both with audiences and amongst themselves. We are hugely excited to be joining forces with the wonderful Tilly Lee-Kronick, for Trapeze in Concert, a brand new, fresh and creative collaboration.
What do you consider or look for when curating Trapeze in Concert?
This performance came about due to a generous award we received from the Oleg Prokofiev Trust. The project we proposed and indeed are now bringing to Jacksons Lane is inspired by Prokofiev’s ballet ‘Trapeze’, which contains much of the same musical material as his Quintet, Op.39. We wanted to reintroduce the trapeze inspiration for the work, through working with aerial artist – Tilly Lee-Kronick. We have also programmed a number of premieres in this performance, namely works by Rafael Marino Arcaro and Jessie Montgomery. We wished to create a truly unique and highly creative performance, combining music and aerial choreography.
What should audiences expect from the event and why should audiences come to see it?
A wonderful pairing of art forms. Art evoking the deepest emotions. The opportunity to see brand new choreography and to hear music never before performed in the UK!

Catch Trapeze in Concert on Saturday 3 February, 2024. Book tickets here.

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