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The Strings between Baroque and Punk Rock

02 April 2020
The Strings between Baroque and Punk Rock
The Strings between Baroque and Punk Rock
02 April 2020
Orchestra Assistant & Music Librarian Crystal Feng reveals how these two distant types of music are more related than they might seem
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What they're really thinking: the truth about 'Eroica'

What they're really thinking: the truth about 'Eroica'

18 February 2016
We put our players in a room together and asked them what they really think of the symphony!
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All the town's a stage

All the town's a stage

13 November 2015
"There was Mozart snuggled beneath the rugged bricks of the bell tower, some Debussy where a turn of the head unveiled a vista of shimmering buildings in the valley below..."
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Musical Choreography

Musical Choreography

03 November 2015
80 minutes of near-continuous playing; thousands of notes across 13 instruments…
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Playing in a Small, Dark Box

Playing in a Small, Dark Box

17 September 2015
"The pit is a bit like an enclosure at the zoo. Before each performance, the audience would come and peer in as we were warming up!"
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Bass on a Plane: Getting to the Anghiari Festival

Bass on a Plane: Getting to the Anghiari Festival

27 July 2015
"This is the story of just one instrument travelling to Anghiari, and its ginormous flight case we’ve affectionately named Bertha."
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No conductor?

No conductor?

10 March 2015
There aren’t many things more rewarding than the feeling you get when you walk off a concert stage after a soul-stirring, adrenalin-filled orchestral performance with your fellow colleagues.
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