Thursday, November 4, 2010

Young Performers - November 2010

The penultimate concert of the Young Performers' Concert Series generated a modest but enthusiastic audience. The soloist Stephanie Oade (cello) accompanied by Daniel Swain on piano, performed a fantastically varied programme with style and panache. The concert began with Handel's Sonata in G minor which tied in splendidly with the Foundling Museum's Gerald Coke Handel collection. Then onto the spine tingling Elegie by Faure, a performance that sent shivers through the audience. To finish? A zealous Beethoven Sonata in A major which brought the recital to an outstanding end. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
As ever, our thanks go to the Musicians Benevolent Fund for their sponsorship and the Foundling Museum for providing this wonderful venue.

Please be sure to mark the 2nd December in your diaries, it is the last concert of our series and features three young performers from the Purcell School.

For more information about the Young Performers Concert Series or any of our concerts please see our website ( or contact the office (0207 823 5523).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May/June Events

The last two months have been very busy for the New London Orchestra. Just some of the highlights include performing the world premier of Ronald Corp's The Ice Mountain at the end of March with the New London Children's Choir, the Bach B Minor Mass with the Highgate Choral Society and Handel's Messiah with the London Chorus. Last weekend also saw us recording The Ice Mountain at Angel Studios so we are very excited about hearing the final CD towards the end of the this space!!

In addition to all of this we have had two more fantastic concerts in the
Young Performers Concert Series by Violinst Charlotte Bonneton and most recently, Kate Hainsworth on Horn. The next one will be on Thursday 3 June with Soprano Eleanor Dennis (pictured) which promises to be just as enjoyable and the perfect way to spend your lunchtime!

The concerts are FREE with entry to the Foundling Museum (£7.50), but we do have 6 compimentary passes to give away for this concert! If you want to apply for one of these passes, click here to email Antonia with your full name and she will let you know whether you have been successful in due course.
If you are free on Saturday evening this week, why not come along to see members of our brass section playing with the Highgate Choral Society at St Michael's Church Highgate in a Brass Anthems concert which should not be missed! Click here for more info and tickets.
We hope to see you soon at one of our future events, but in the meantime keep up to date with happenings on the website and on facebook!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Young Performers: March 2010

We kicked off our Young Performers Concert Series for 2010 with oboist Peter Facer who performed an extremely varied programme aided by his accompanist, fellow MBF prize winner Cordelia Williams. The recital included Paul Patterson's "Phoenix Sonata" for Oboe and Piano (a world premiere!) which was fiendishly difficult for both performers but thoroughly enjoyable for the audience! Also in the programme, an Insect Etude for Solo Oboe - "Praying Mantis" composed by Peter himself who described it as "pleasantly quirky". We were also treated to works by Britten and Schumann. A great way to start off the series and many thanks to the Foundling Museum for their help in getting the series underway. I personally cannot wait for the next installment on 1st April when we will be joined by violinist Charlotte Bonneton. For more details click here

Friday, February 12, 2010

Young Performers Concert Series 2010

That's right, the Young Performers Concert Series is back!

Our wonderful concerts assistant has been busy finalising details, designing flyer's and emailing the series programme to many a person. Tickets are free with entry to the Foundling Museum (a bargain at £7.50) and concerts will take place on the first Thursday of every month between March and December, but don't worry we will be reminding you each time one is coming up!

Opening the 2010 series is oboist Peter Facer (above) on Thursday 4 March, 1pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!