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Multi-Story Orchestra

Following their outstanding Aldeburgh Festival debut in 2015, the dynamic young orchestra return to give two contrasting concerts in a car park in Ipswich.

Saturday 24 June, 2pm & 4pm

£5, up to 2 tickets free for Ipswich residents

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

The experience of seeing and hearing a symphony orchestra perform live and up close is a hugely powerful one. The dynamic young Multi-Story Orchestra is dedicated to bringing this experience to people who don’t normally go to classical music concerts and has been widely acclaimed for its performances in multi-storey car parks and other unusual venues.

Following its outstanding Aldeburgh Festival debut in 2015, Multi-Story Orchestra returns to give two contrasting concerts at Blackfriars NCP multi-storey car park on Foundation Street, Ipswich.

★★★★★ ‘A remarkable feat’

The Telegraph on Multi-Story Orchestra at Aldeburgh Festival 2015

Aldeburgh Festival has an allocation of FREE tickets for Ipswich residents. The concerts are suitable for both adults and children and make an ideal activity for a family afternoon.

For the first concert, the orchestra are joined by soprano Raphaela Papadakis and bass-baritone Andrew Rupp for a performance of two works by Handel: Piangero and Behold, I Tell You a Mystery/The Trumpet Shall Sound. The concert also includes a performance of I am I say, written by the orchestra’s co-founder Kate Whitley for primary school children to sing with orchestra. For this performance, the orchestra are joined by with children from the Hillside Primary School.

In the second concert, the orchestra plays one of the grandest and most loved of all Mozart’s pieces, the Jupiter Symphony. The concert opens with a specially created half hour introduction: the players disperse to all corners of the venue to present a Living Programme Note, a unique and personal encounter with the music culminating in a full performance of the symphony. Both concerts are conducted by Christopher Stark, co-founder of the orchestra.


The Multi-Story Orchestra
Christopher Stark conductor

2pm concert:
Children from Hillside and Sidegate Community primary schools, Ipswich

Raphaela Papadakis
Andrew Rupp



Handel The Trumpet Shall Sound, from Messiah 6′
Piangero la sorte mia, from Giulio Cesare in Egitto 6′
Kate Whitley I Am I Say (2015) 13′

Living Programme Note 30′
The musicians of the Multi-Story Orchestra explore the Jupiter Symphony with the audience in a Living Programme Note, directed by Rachel Leach, before everyone comes together for the full performances of the Symphony.
Mozart Symphony No.41 ‘Jupiter’ 33′