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From war zones to slums, meet the orchestras without borders
An earthquake triggered a radical rethink in NZ, but for some orchestras, playing under duress has become a way of life.
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Palestine Youth Orchestra goes places to spread a positive message with its music
It is lunchtime on a sunny day in the Scottish city of Glasgow, and the general director of The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is making a thoughtful observation about the aims of its Palestine Youth Orchestra.
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Daphne Bramham: Paraguayan children prove the power of music
A decade ago, it would have been inconceivable that a 10-year-old girl like Cinthia Servin would be playing a violin, let alone playing with an orchestra before sold-out crowds in Vancouver.
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s ‘The Night Shift’ a hit with younger audiences
It might be one of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras, but Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is also one of the most innovative. Since 2006, it has been running a series of casual format late night concerts
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Musicians launch campaign to save the bassoon as shortage threatens orchestra
Initiative hopes to encourage young players to take up reed instrument and pave way for promoting other ‘endangered species’
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World’s orchestras help ready China’s apprentice players to perform
The Shanghai Orchestra Academy lets young musicians find out what it’s like to be part of an ensemble, through exchange programmes with some of the world’s leading institutions
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Have Orchestra, Will Travel
From the department of intriguing ideas comes Symphony S.O.N.G. (Symphony Orchestra for the Next Generation), essentially a mobile orchestra housed in a five-and-a-half-ton semi truck that travels to various locales in South Korea to spread the gospel of classical music.
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Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting
Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.
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