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In honour of the Queen’s birthday our programme features British music and includes William Walton Crown Imperial, written for her father’s coronation. They also mark the centenary of the death of George Butterworth at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 with a performance of his evocative and elegiac The Banks of Green Willow which uses many of the folk songs and dances that he knew and loved.
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…is the centrepiece of the NSSO 2016 course at Malvern College, along with Verdi Overture, The Force of Destiny and Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien.
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Don’t! We work hard to support those talented players whose parents need assistance to meet the course fee and MEANS-TESTED BURSARIES are available on application. Taking part is not cheap - but the cost of providing a high quality musical experience with outstanding facilities in beautiful surroundings and a final concert in a major public venue is not cheap either!
Musical criteria are the only ones for joining NSSO and Young NSSO so don’t let the course fee put you off. Applications for bursary support are entirely confidential and the audition panel is not informed as to who has applied. Musical criteria are the only ones for joining us - so apply now!
The repertoire this year (for both orchestras) contains important parts for organ, piano and celeste affording significant opportunities to organists and pianists who might otherwise not think of applying to join an orchestral course. With the jazz nights and chamber music session there are further opportunities available outside of the formal rehearsal schedule. You can combine taking part in the Conductors’ Course with playing keyboard in the orchestra.
Two awards, each worth 50% fee remission, are available for violinists who wish to audition for the position of Leader of the Orchestra in either NSSO or Young NSSO. Auditions will be held on 15/16 February 2016.
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A unique week of specialised study for up to five young conductors, under the direction of Richard Dickins, the course covers technique as well as allowing access to individual coaching sessions and sectional rehearsals, working with both NSSO and Young NSSO in supervised rehearsals and repertoire sessions.
See the film of the 2015 course on the website.
You can now apply for the 2016 residential course online.
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The closing date isn’t until 31 January 2016, but we’ve got Christmas and New Year to get through before then and it’s just too easy to forget about us and then find it’s too late! The number of places is limited, especially in Young NSSO, so early application is advised. Applying now also helps us to plan the auditions in advance so they are more convenient for you.
We are delighted to announce details of the 2016 course, which will take place once again at Malvern College, the home of NSSO and Young NSSO. There’s the hallmark mix of concentrated music-making alongside the leisure and sporting opportunities afforded by the superb facilities at the College. Apart from the main rehearsal schedule there are also optional Jazz Nights and chamber music sessions along with a Repertoire Evening which is also part of the annual Conductors’ Course.
We are thrilled that Richard will return to conduct in 2016. The main work he has chosen is Respighi The Pines of Rome in an Italian themed programme. Full details are available on the website.
Having conducted the orchestra since its foundation, we are pleased that Keith returns in 2016 to conduct a programme of British music. Full details are available on the website.
The new NSSO website has been launched at www.nsso2016.org and contains full details of the courses next summer. Check it out and apply now to audition. The closing date in 31 January 2016 but early application is advised as places, especially in Young NSSO are limited.