News archive 2011

News archive 2011

Click on the links to your left to read through the archived news stories relating to Orchestras Live’s project work, events and concert highlights from 2011.

Orchestras Live podcast #6

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The sixth Orchestras Live podcast focuses on the Lullaby Concerts in Suffolk that took place in October 2011 with City of London Sinfonia. The podcast includes interviews with Orchestras Live’s Partnership Manager, Stuart Bruce and presenter Claire Bloor, along with excerpts from one of the concerts. You can access the podcast via this link.

Back to the Future: Hallé at Heritage – documentary film

Over many months in 2010 and 2011, a collection of young people from three schools and older people (More Matures) in the Derbyshire village of Clowne worked with a team of musicians from the Hallé and film makers from Creative Forum to devise their representation of their own community in the past, present and future.   …Continue Reading

Far and Wide (November 2011)

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Orchestras Live works across England with local authorities, orchestras and other partners to deliver dynamic and artistically adventurous projects with lasting legacies. This regular update gives a snapshot of some of the work we are currently involved with. In Ashford… following a very successful first orchestral concert with Aurora at the refurbished and re-ordered St   …Continue Reading

Annual Review 2010/11

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Orchestras Live’s Annual Review 2010/11, Creating, Inspiring, Empowering, is available to view as an interactive publication – use the link below. If you would like a printed copy of Creating, Inspiring, Empowering, please request one using the feedback form. Launch interactive Annual Review (opens in new window). NB: when browsing through the interactive Annual Review,   …Continue Reading

Music of Dreams

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Dozens of young children and their families will be making music with a team of specialist musicians including players from City of London Sinfonia, one of the most famous professional chamber orchestras in Britain. Music of Dreams is the title of a project which aims to inspire and develop the creative abilities of young children   …Continue Reading

The Lullaby Concerts return to Suffolk in October 2011

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Back by popular demand following huge success last year, City of London Sinfonia (CLS) will return to Suffolk in October to hold another series of ‘Lullaby Concerts’. The presenter will again be Claire Bloor, a specialist musician who is becoming a firm favourite with many young children and families across the county. This year the   …Continue Reading

Hear and Now 2011

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In October 2011, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestras Live will once again bring together members of Fusion Youth Singing and the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Music 4 Memory’ group in Queens Park, Bedford for an intensive project in which they will work together to compose and perform their own music. Now in its fourth year, this unique   …Continue Reading

BBC Radio 3 Live in Concert

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On Monday 17 October 2011, BBC Radio 3 broadcast the whole of the Orchestra of the Swan’s concert at Loughborough Town Hall as part of its ‘Live in Concert’ series. This concert, supported by Orchestras Live, featured guest soloists Julian Lloyd Webber and Jiaxin Chen and a programme of works by Handel, Haydn and Vivaldi as   …Continue Reading

Orchestras Live announces a new series of concerts across England

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Between September 2011 and July 2012, Orchestras Live will co-promote a series of more than 45 concerts, working with over 20 partners to bring the best British chamber orchestras to 7 regions of England. The popularity of orchestral concerts continues to grow. Last year, the Orchestras Live Concerts programme saw total audiences increase by 17%,   …Continue Reading

Aurora Orchestra in Ashford

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Music that celebrates Ashford’s well-connected status is the inspiration for an exciting new partnership between Ashford Borough Council, Aurora and Orchestras Live. The concert, the first at the new St Mary’s Arts Centre on October 1 at 7pm, is part of the Revealing Ashford initiative which aims to raise the profile of arts and culture   …Continue Reading