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The Training Orchestra

The Training Orchestra Course is aimed at young and enthusiastic instrumentalists who are keen to broaden their musical experience. Making music together in such large numbers and at a high standard of preparation can be exhilarating, inspiring and just plain good fun.

The repertoire chosen for this course will encourage children to take a full part, whatever their experience and standard.

More able instrumentalists will be given the chance to take leading and solo roles, while there will be one-to-one help on hand for those whose skills are less advanced.

The aim is very much to develop each and every individual's musicianship and technical confidence.

The Training Orchestra will have approximately 40 members.

Level: Grade 1 - 5

Duration: 6 days, 12 - 18 July 2020

Conductor: Peter Davis

Programme in 2016:

  • Allegro Giocoso from 4th Symphony in e minor op.98 by Johannes Brahms (arr. Meyer)
  • The Moldau (Vltava) by Bedrich Smetana (arr. Meyer)
  • Capriccio Espagnol op.34 by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov (arr. Meyer)

Programme in 2015:

  • Finlandia by Jean Sibelius
  • Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven (arr Meyer)
  • Capriccio Italien by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr Meyer)
  • Trepak from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 Listen to highlights of the 2015 Course:




Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Course is cancelled