A warm welcome from Richard Dickins for NSSO Philharmonic members 2021

National Schools Symphony Orchestra

Hello NSSO Philharmonic members 2021.

I’m thrilled that this year we can, after all, meet in person to make music at Malvern College. It will be a pleasure to see again those of you who have been on the course in previous years, and it will also be a great pleasure meeting the many new members who have already signed up and who continue to do so.

It seems appropriate that our programme this year should include a fanfare (Dukas La Peri) to herald live music-making once more. Charles Ives’ Unanswered Question makes a great foil for this. I’m particularly looking forward to conducting two Russian masterworks – Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Stravinsky’s Firebird – both great personal favourites.

Meantime don’t forget our Refer-a-Friend scheme. We’ve still got some spaces for string players, (especially double basses), horns and trombones.

I look forward to seeing you in July!

Richard Dickins
Principal Conductor NSSO

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