ENSEMBLES AND PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES AT SURREY
University of Surrey Orchestra
Conductor Russell Keable
In October 2017, the University Orchestra will open its doors to musicians from the local community for the first time.
The Orchestra will be open to University staff, students and the general public. Players will be selected to form a high-quality ensemble capable of delivering outstanding performances to Guildford audiences.
The Orchestra rehearses every Monday evening during semester from 7pm. The Orchestra generally performs three concerts a year at St Saviour's Church and Guildford Cathedral, and is conducted by the internationally renowned Russell Keable, as well as student conductors.
The Orchestra will host regular members' social events providing an opportunity for all members to socialise outside of rehearsals.
Players are generally expected to have reached Grade 8 or above in their instrument.
University of Surrey Orchestra Day - Sunday 1st October
We would like to invite any musician interesed in joining the Orchestra to attend the University of Surrey Orchestra day taking place on Sunday 1st October 2017.
Musicians will rehearse throughout the day culminating in an informal performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Keable has established a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting musicians. As a conductor he has been praised in the national and international press: ‘Keable and his orchestra did magnificently’, wrote the Guardian; ‘one of the most memorable evenings at the South Bank for many a month’, said the Musical Times.
Russell is internationally recognised for his world-class performances with non-professional orchestras.
The repertoire of the Orchestra in recent years has included:
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Saint-Saens Organ Symphony No. 3, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture, Copland Appalachian Spring, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Sibelius Symphony No. 7, Beethoven Symphony No. 8, Mozart Overture Die Zauberflote, Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite, Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus (with the University Choir), Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 Suite), Nielsen Helios Overture, Britten Soirees Musicales, Sibelius Symphony No. 2