Wednesday, 24 July 2013

National Children's Orchestras 35th anniversary

National Children's Orchestras
The National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain offers talented children aged 7 to 14 training from first-rate tutors and professional musicians alongside multiple performance activities. The organisation was founded in 1978 by Vivienne Price specifically to give younger children the opportunity to perform at the highest level. The organisation is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. 

The NCO has five national age-banded orchestras, the Main Orchestra, Under 13 Orchestra, Under 13 Orchestra, Under 11 Orchestra and the Training Orchestra, there are also five regional orchestras. As part of the anniversary celebration, on 27 July, the Main Orchestra will be performing at the Barbican on Saturday 27 July 2013, and all the orchestra perform at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Saturday 31 August.

At the Barbican on 27 July, Julian Clayton will be the guest conductor and the Main Orchestra will be performing Wagner Prelude to Act 1 from Die Meistersingers, Kodaly Peacock Variations, Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 and Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite.

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