As we approach the Easter holiday weekend, we take a look back at the last month in what has been an inspiring winter of music, despite the miserable weather! Here’s what we have been getting up to in February and March…
Our first CLoSer of the year took place at Village Underground featuring Schnittke’s Moz-art à la Haydn, the winner of our social media audience choice. Saxophonist Tim Garland also performed Kancheli’s Night Prayers and new piece, Songs to the North Sky.
We also returned to Cadogan Hall for 2013’s first Crash Bang Wallop! concert, which this time focused on Stephen McNeff’s musical retelling of the Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Here the orchestra rehearse before the children arrived for their day of craft and music making!
We took another successful First Time Live project to Harlow, performing in Harlow Leisure Zone after a series of workshops with 11-14 year-olds, giving them the chance to not only experience live orchestral music, but create it!
As part of the City of London Festival, our series of lunchtime winter concerts continued. Here our viola soloist, Fiona Bonds, rehearses in St. Andrews Church, Holborn, where she performed Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes.
Our animateur in residence, Claire Bloor, performs in our Lullaby concert series in Purfleet. To find out more about our education and welfare projects, read our Meet the Music blog.
It’s not all hard work: Steve and Becky, two of our players, enjoy some friendly competition on their lunchbreak!