Britten Sinfonia Academy: Chamber orchestral skills – 7 & 8 October, 14 & 15 October
In six intensive courses across the season, the talented young musicians in Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) explore different aspects of repertoire, performance and musical leadership for which Britten Sinfonia is renowned. In this first course the ensemble will play without a conductor and start exploring the key skills required in a chamber orchestra – communication, awareness, working as a team, leadership and risk taking.
Are you interested in becoming a member of Britten Sinfonia Academy, or interested in what they do? This course will feature an open rehearsal on 14 October. Book your free ticket here.
Britten Sinfonia Academy Composer Hub – 7 October 2017
The BSA composer hub aims to support talented young composers aged 11-18 from the East of England. We aim to develop their creative, technical and stylistic skills through a programme of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring, rehearsals and public performance opportunities. This year the hub is led by professional composer Tom Coult, who will mentor the four students across the year and attend one day of each of the six orchestral courses. Tom will also write a new commission for the Academy which will be premiered during our At Lunch Four concerts in Norwich and Cambridge in July 2018.