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28 juli: Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra treedt op in Hooglandse Kerk

woensdag, 29 juni 2011

Op 28 juli beleven wij een primeur: een groot orkest concerteert in onze concertserie. 65 musici van het Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra geven in de Hooglandse Kerk een concert met werken van onder andere Bernstein (delen uit West Side Story) en Prokofiev (delen uit Romeo & Juliet).

Zoals gewoonlijk begint het concert om 20:15 uur, koffie / thee in de pauze en een drankje na afloop zijn in de toegangsprijs inbegrepen. Van harte welkom!

Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

The Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra has a long-standing reputation for the high quality of its music-making. It is one of the foremost youth orchestras in the UK and is capable of tackling the most demanding of works in the repertoire.

The orchestra has done many successful concert tours to Europe and beyond over the past 25 years and has played to enthusiastic audiences in many important venues.

In the UK, the orchestra is regularly invited to play in the National Festival of Music for Youth, which has been held in the Royal Festival Hall and, more recently, in Symphony Hall in Birmingham. It has also performed on several occasions at the Youth Prom in the Royal Albert Hall, most recently in November 2008.

For many years the conductor was Richard Hallam, now National Music Participation Director. The role was recently taken on by Dr John Traill, an internationally acclaimed conductor with a wealth of experience with professional orchestras.

Dr John Traill - Conductor

John Traill is Principal Conductor of the City of Southampton Orchestra, the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra, Ensemble ISIS, Associate Conductor with the London Contemporary Music Group, and Director of Music at St. Anne College, Oxford. Trained by Rossen Milanov at the Mt. Vitosha International Conducting Institute in Bulgaria, John has also worked closely with Jonathan Sternberg, Christopher Adey, and composer Robert Saxton.

Hailed as one of the most promising conductors of his generation, and also known for his strong interpretative instinct (Guardian, 2008), John has performed internationally with orchestras in the UK, France, Bulgaria, Russia, the Ukraine, and the USA. He won 2nd prize at the Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in 2006, and was a prizewinner at the 8th Leeds Conductor Competition in 2005.

In 2008 John’s guest engagements included the Tête-à -Tête Opera Festival, the Orquestra Filharmonia Jaragua do Sul (Brazil), the Oxford Philomusica, the London Contemporary Music Group, the Guernsey Camerata, and the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. He has recently recorded Thomas Hyde’s Autumnal for Toccata Classics, with soloist Edward Vandespar, and Laurynus Lubas’ The Caretaker’s Symphony for Grayscale films, to be released at the BFI, and in Beijing, later this year. Previous broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 have included concerts with the City of Southampton Orchestra, the premier of Thomas Hyde’s Scherzo Capriccioso, and reviewing for CD Review.

Orchestras that John has conducted include the London Mozart Players, the Kharkov Philharmonic, the Sofia New Symphony Orchestra, Radius, and the Moscow Studio for New Music. In 2007 he premiered Tim Benjamin’s The Corley Conspiracy at the Southbank Centre, Jean Hasse’s film-score Faust at the Barbican, and directed a residency at Oxford University with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, the London Sinfonietta, and Ensemble ISIS.

Also a composer, John is the youngest person to have been awarded a DPhil in composition at the University of Oxford (2006). His most recent works include Five Piano Miniatures for Gregory Martin (USA), Little Concertino for Six for the LCMG, Horn Trio (Hommage Ligeti) for Radius at London’s Southbank Centre, Dissolving Fragments for Violin and Piano, and The Short Voyage for the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.


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