Aldworth Philharmonic ready to strike the right noteBy Phil Creighton
January 19, 2012
It might be a little chilly outside this week, but a local orchestra has warmer climes on its mind.
The Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, is determined to be sunny side up after a week of cold, cold weather.
On Saturday, the group of amateur musicians will be at Reading’s Concert Hall to perform the winning entry from its special Young Composers Award – a variation of the Reading Round Sumer Is Icumen In (Summer Has Arrived), which originated at Reading Abbey.
The programme also includes Elliot Del Borgo’s Dodecaphonic Essay and Rachmaninov’s “gorgeous” Symphony No. 2.
The Aldworth has a mission to make classical music accessible to all. As part of this it is continuing its popular concert virgins scheme which gives free entry to those who have never been to a concert before.
It is also hosting an Audience Asks session before the concert. Starting at 7pm, the audience can get answers to burning questions from the conductor and members of the orchestra.
Linked into the Young Composers Award, the orchestra is running a series of free composition workshops called ‘Compose Yourself’, aimed at GCSE and A-level music students.
The award-winning composers will run presentations and consultations for students to go with their coursework, and enable them to get help from real composers.
For more information contact Becky Stewardson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets cost £12, or £10 for concessions and Your Reading Passport holders. For details, call 07532 217325 or visit www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk