North London Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

The North London Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of 2017 will be held on 1 April, where we are delighted to present a performance including Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with internationally-renowned soloist Roger Chase. 7:30pm Saturday 1st April 2017 United Reformed Church, Palmers Green, N13 4AL J STRAUSS: Overture “The Gypsy Baron” STRAVINSKY: Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy (Soloist: Roger Chase) Conductor: Robert Max Book now Tickets can also be obtained, subject to availability, at the door…

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NLSO St James Muswell Hill

The North London Symphony Orchestra return to St James Church in Muswell Hill for their first concert of the 2016 season. This is also first concert in a new era for the orchestra since the retirement of long serving Musical Director David Lardi after the last concert of 2015.  Ben Glassberg takes the baton for his first concert with the NLSO. Date:    Saturday 19 March 2016 Time:    7.45 pm Venue:  St James Church St James Lane Muswell Hill London…

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North London Symphony Winter 2014

North London Symphony Orchestra Winter Season 2014 featuring a programme of English music. Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:45pm United Reform Church, Fox Land, Palmers Green, London N13 4AL   Tickets at £11 (£8 concessions, £5 under 16) are available at the door. Programme to include: WALTON Crown Imperial VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending ELGAR Symphony no. 2

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North London Symphony Orchestra

NLSO – Summer Concert of Russian Music Conductor : David Lardi Saturday 5th July 2014 at 7:45pm United Reformed Church, Fox lane, Palmers Green, London N13 4AL Tickets at £11 (£8 concessions, £5 under 16) are available at the door. Programme: SHOSTAKOVICH   Festive Overture TCHAIKOVSKY     Piano Concerto no. 1                             (soloist: Robert Bridge) RACHMANINOV    Symphony no. 2  

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Music as a Sport

There are winners, there are losers, but when music is reduced to a sport, we all lose… … unless you win, of course… when, of course, it is all right. Areas, 2nd to Last, Senior Trophy, Last… enough…. Paul Archibald sums it up rather eloquently in his blog post. No more brass band contests for me for a while, concentrating on music making, concert repertoire and accepting the fact that in amateur music making, mistakes happen in live performance.  So…

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Variety is the Spice of Life

If variety is the spice of life, I certainly have variety this coming Autumn/Winter with regard to the concerts and contests I have in my schedule so far! First up is my first time playing a full Concerto on Trumpet with the South East London Orchestra in September.  I will be playing the Haydn Concerto in Eb, which I’m sure everyone is familiar with, which makes my job that bit harder.  Also on the programme that afternoon is Weber’s Oberon…

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