Welcome to Ensemble SurPlus’s new homepage
Il faut continuer (It must go on)
Retaining and restructuring
A time of upheaval
After a phase of upheaval Ensemble SurPlus is releasing its newly designed homepage.
The death of its founder, artistic director, pianist, conductor and friend James Avery in March 2009, left bewilderment, and deep sorrow amongst us all. This occurrence was felt deeply and has left its mark both within and outside of the ensemble.
After months of searching, renewing and restructuring, which far from being completed, Ensemble SurPlus is committed to presenting its creativity and musical potential for New Music and its dedicated public.
The decision to keep our promise regarding James Avery’s wish that Ensemble surplus should continue, was simple. In spite of all the changes that have become necessary, we wish to keep James’s optimism, integrity, integrative capabilities and his openness towards anything new. Who would have thought that one of the works we performed in our first concert that had the title- il faut continuer –(it must go on), would become our leitmotiv for Ensemble SurPlus?
NMZ article James Avery