Mr McFall’s Chamber was formed with the aim to create new audiences, new music and new directions in music. The group has a policy of mixing widely different styles in the same programme – anything from progressive rock, tango, cartoon classics, folk, jazz, early music to contemporary classical – to introduce audiences to music they otherwise might not encounter.
The Solitudes tour will have additional musicians Cyril Garac and Maria Martinova, playing music from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – hauntingly atmospheric and, by turns, passionate and reflective. The programme includes two popular Finnish tango numbers as well as Aulis Sallinen’s Introduction and Tango Overture, celebrating the popular dance band music. In a performance which shows how evocative and communicative the sextet can be, the beautiful and the characterful are combined with the Mr McFall’s Chamber trademark intimacy and gentle humour.
Cyril Garac – violin Robert McFall – violin and viola Brian Schiele – viola Su-a Lee – cello Rick Standley – double bass Maria Martinova – piano