Gelem Gelem – The Open Road

David’s orchestra Sinfonia Verdi is working on an exciting music project with Luton Roma Trust and Flying Start, funded by Youth Music. This project is part of David and Sinfonia Verdi’s goal of becoming a vital component of the educational and cultural fabric of Luton, demonstrating the contribution 21st Century Orchestras can make to a … Read more

The Wish

David’s Orchestra Sinfonia Verdi performed The Wish for thousands of children at special concerts in Luton, Bedford, Dunstable and Milton Keynes. The Wish is an interactive orchestral piece that introduces children to orchestral instruments in a vivid way. Written by John K. Miles and presented by Claire Henry, this new piece is very participatory with … Read more

What is the Secret of Great Conducting? New Video goes Viral!

This new video gives prospective conductors the most useful piece of advice they could ever have: when conducting the most important thing is to listen as deeply as is humanly possible. Made as a prelude to #TheDeepListeningProject

Next Stage for Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya

David is delighted to announce that Arts Council England have awarded funding to increase the accessibility and impact of Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya. David completed and premiered the work in May 2017 featuring a company of 100 people to great acclaim. However, Ravi Shankar had a further vision for the work – he wanted it to … Read more

Roots of Fire II announced

Following the success of the first part of Roots of Fire in collaboration with Amjad Ali Khan, David Murphy and his orchestra Sinfonia Verdi will be reunited this November with the sarod master for a UK tour. Once again working to create new music inspired by east and west traditions, Roots of Fire II will … Read more

Billy’s Band

David Murphy and his orchestra Sinfonia Verdi are teaming up with the UK Centre for Carnival Arts to host a free music club this summer for parents and toddlers. Groups of parents and toddlers in Luton will come together for four weeks during June and July 2017 for a unique mini-series of fun-packed playtime. Parents … Read more