Friday, 20 October 2017

Morley College and CYM Collaboration!

Morley Chamber Orchestra Beethoven 

piano concerto series

String players from CYM and the LSSO recently helped to enlarge the Morley Chamber Orchestra for a concert including Beethoven’s 1st piano concerto and pieces by John Woolrich. This was an extremely successful collaboration and the student players received much praise for their high standards of playing and their professional attitude. There are 4 more concerts to follow, each one including a Beethoven piano concerto.

The Morley chamber orchestra will give a series of five concerts in 2017-18, conducted by Charles Peebles. These will include the performance of all Beethoven’s piano concertos with Morley tutors as soloists, as well as ‘new’ works by John Woolrich, Colin Matthews and Paul Sarcich.

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The London Schools Chamber Orchestra (LSCO) is the string training orchestra for the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director Peter Ash). It was set up in December 2012 with the purpose of challenging and developing young talented string players who will then progress to the LSSO. Until 2016, it was generously funded by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
The course directors, Hilary Sturt and John Kirby are experienced and innovative in the field of string teaching and education. A particular feature of LSCO courses is that they combine young string players with current LSSO wind and brass players to prepare and perform standard chamber orchestra repertoire, giving them leadership/mentoring roles and the opportunity to perform concertos.  As well as a strong ethos of peer involvement, composer members of the LSCO regularly have their works performed. Past members of the LSCO include winners of the BBC Young Composers Competition.