Lockdown Listening with Cheremie Hamilton-Miller
This month, Deputy President of the Orchestra and Viola Cheremie Hamilton-Miller shares her musical picks for running, listening and playing.
Listen along through the videos below, or find the full albums in our Lockdown Listening playlist on Spotify.
During this extraordinary lockdown period I have had my ups and downs with music, and my listening was for a long while limited to pop music, I played lots of it as I ran the hills in Dorset where I spent those early months with my family. I initially found it very upsetting listening to classical and orchestral music, the loss of performance with my colleagues and for an audience made it just too painful.
As we start to find new ways to play together again I have found the balance tipping back and although I still go for pop when I’m running I am now delighting in the depth of emotion and joy in my favourite orchestral pieces, and also enjoying having a little more time to spend with them. My appreciation of the amazing artists I have worked with is also stronger than ever, I feel incredibly lucky to have shared a stage with them, those below being but a few.