13 November 2015, 9.30 - 5.00pm
(public performance and talk at 4.00pm)
Lindsey Suite, Staff House, University of Hull
75th Anniversary Disney's Fantasia. 150th Anniversary Paul Dukas
The next Rehearsal Orchestra Day will focus on Disney's Fantasia. It will be led by principals from the Sinfonia UK Collective and will feature talented young performers from across Hull and surrounding regions. The programme will include Paul Dukas' wonderfully orchestrated The Sorcerer's Apprentice conducted by Dr Lee Tsang and will feature a talk by Disney specialist Dr Amy Davis, from the University of Hull's School of Drama, Music and Screen.
This event offers a wonderful opportunity for pupils to rehearse and perform in an orchestra of up to 100 members, receiving expert instruction and leadership from some of the UK's most talented orchestral musicians. Pupils and schools interested either in participating or attending as observers should contact Dr Lee Tsang Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01482 465019.
Admission to the talk and performance at 4.00pm is free to all.
Originally founded by Lee Tsang in 2004, the Sinfonia UK Collective now has a reputation as one of the UK's freshest, most innovative ensembles. It provides a platform for pioneering new work, champions unusual and appealing historically significant repertoire and creates a dedicated outlet for musical artworks informed by research. Led by one of the country's leading violinists and with a membership drawn from across the UK, it operates on an increasingly international touring basis and raises cultural awareness amongst universities, schools, colleges and academies.
With support from the University of Hull, the collective has received awards from PRS for Music Foundation, CASH Music Fund, Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Hull City Council, Arts Council England and in its first year of operation received a Vice Chancellor's Prize for inspiring young audiences. Its work has led to publications, including a DVD for Stream TV, a song anthology for UYMP, a published performing translation for Faber Music, as well as a number of original films that have been screened on BBC, at the National Media Museum, the Beverley Literature Festival and Holmfirth International Film Festival. Major commissions have included Equiano's Lament (Wilberforce 2007), Lear Settings (Creative Partnerships, ACE), The Music is but Momentary (Consolation) (CASH), the UVW Song Project (VWCT), Larkin in Song with Paper Caper (Faber, Philip Larkin Society, RMA, CUHK) and Fields of the Fallen (HCC, ACE).
The collective's distinguished Special Associate Artists include celebrated composer-conductorRonald Corp OBE; world-leading soprano Sarah Leonard; former President of the ISCM, Richard Yip Fat Tsang; and double Juno-award winning Canadian jazz pianist and composer David Braid.