“I decided at the start of this year to focus my attention on remembering what this dream really is for me, and this epic collaboration is a HUGE part of that process! Performing with an orchestra is one of the biggest dreams I’ve had since I first started writing music, and the first surreal notes of that big dream have finally sounded,” says Hope. “I had to fight back some serious tears in rehearsal, hearing my music played like that for the first time, and I cannot wait to share this beautiful collaboration with you.”
Miss Hope was backed by the Durban City Orchestra principle string players in a showcase appearance during the ‘Bouquet of Dance’ festival at The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban on Friday 10 May, where she was joined by the string section on two of her songs as a prelude to their exciting collaboration during the coming months.
Maria Cohen, principle cellist from the orchestra, will be joining Miss Hope as a soloist for various performances during the year, including her homecoming show at Seabrooke’s Theatre in Durban on Saturday 25 May, alongside other members of the orchestra.
A selection of Hope’s heartfelt songs are currently being scored by Durban City Orchestra conductor, Russell Scott, with this highly-anticipated collaboration culminating in a performance at the Glenwood Proms on 6 September. The orchestra will perform popular and classical pieces, and showcase a selection of songs by Miss Hope.
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Currently on a break from fulltime touring, Shannon Hope is utilising her other talents in digital creative spaces… but there will be another studio album, and some exclusive performances every now and then. It’s not over. It’s just different.