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Halesowen Orchestra's new conductor holding Rachmaninov
2:05pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Local
HALESOWEN Orchestra’s brand new conductor is holding a Rachmaninov day for musicians to try their hand at playing Symphony No. 2.
Thomas Jarvis, who has previously performed with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra and the Manchester University Symphony Orchestra has taken the baton from Martin Leigh who had been conductor since 1999 and who left in July.
Mr Jarvis, who is also a renowned trumpeter, will be giving professional coaching at the Rachmaninov day along with violinist and leader Peter Bridle.
Mr Jarvis said: “It should be a great day and many people may never get the chance to play this symphony, so it is not a chance to miss.”
Halesowen Orchestra publicity officer Sue Miles said: “We are delighted to have Thomas Jarvis as our new conductor and we are all looking forward to working with him.
“The day is open to all orchestral musicians and it will be a great opportunity to play one of the repertoire’s most rewarding works that most amateur musicians will never get the chance to play, without the pressure of a concert performance.”
She added: “Just bring lunch and your instrument as the music, stands and percussion is provided.”
The Rachmaininov day is at King Edward’s School, Edgbaston on Saturday, September 14 from 9am until 4.30pm.
Entrance is £15 for none members of Halesowen Orchestra, £5 students and £5 members.
For more information about the event email orchestra secretary Shelley Collins email@example.com.
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