Coffee, Cake and Cadenzas: Amalthea Ensemble
Coffee, Cake and Cadenzas
New Alexandra Theatre
New Alexandra Theatre Suffolk Queensway Birmingham West Midlands B5 4DS
Alice Cheer cello
Meg Diamond flute
Programme to include (tbc):
Villa-Lobos The Jet Whistle
A Beethoven Duo
Georgia Denham Oned (new commission)
The Amalthea Ensemble was formed in 2022 by flautist Meg Diamond and cellist Alice Cheer with the aim of bringing chamber music in many forms to a variety of audiences. Our name and logo, the cornucopia, represent the plentiful offerings of our ensemble; in Greek mythology, Amalthea is a nymph in the form of a goat that cared for Zeus when he was being hidden from Cronos. Amalthea provided all necessities to Zeus, and it is her horn that the traditional cornucopia is based on.
Since its inception, they have performed in Moseley Road Baths and All Saints Church in Penarth, and for numerous commercial events. They have had coaching from Rose Redgrave and Will Hammond, and have worked with pianist John Cheer and clarinettist Will Hammond for projects. They have commissioned works from composers Georgia Denham and Millicent B James, and artist Rhea D’Souza. They are always looking to collaborate with more musicians and interact with wider audiences, and look forward to future concerts and projects.
This concert has been arranged by our Professional Engagements Team; if you would like to hire musicians for your own concert or event then please do get in touch.
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