Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective's primary aim is to bring wonderful musicians together to perform in new and varied combinations, but with a specific and ardent commitment to celebrating diversity of as many forms as possible - of nationality, skin colour, gender, orientation, age and social background.
Like many musicians, I spend a lot of time worrying about the world - about inequality, prejudice, violence, bullying, divisive rhetoric. Chamber music has an extraordinary power to bring people together: it unites musicians as equals, allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other, and draws listeners in to its intimate, transportive world.
Through creative and innovative programming, exploring great repertoire both familiar and unexpected, played with passionate commitment by a diverse and brilliant team, we hope also to be able to inspire and educate younger generations (and older ones too!) in the joys of chamber music, and ultimately to bring a bit of happiness and cohesion to our currently rather fractured-seeming world.
- Tom Poster, Founder and Artistic Director