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  • Title: Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: .. Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra.. Home.. About Us.. Who We Are.. Meet the Players.. Board of Trustees.. Council of Reference.. Artistic Advisory Board.. Annual Report 2012-13.. Policy Documents.. Concerts.. Forthcoming Concerts.. Community Concerts.. Past Concerts.. Gallery.. Images.. Film Highlights.. Support Us.. Donate.. Corporate Membership.. Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra -  ...   planning only: ALL events are subject to confirmation.. 2012 Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra -.. Privacy and cookies.. - created by.. Virtual Zone Ltd.. Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra is a Registered Charity, No.. 1148363.. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies.. more information.. Accept.. Close..

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  • Title: About us « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: About us.. The.. , founded in January 2012, played its inaugural concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, on 23rd May 2012 to a sell-out audience.. Showcasing the professionalism of its string section, the concert focused from the word go on music by a range of English composers, of whom the best known are Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten.. ITV Anglia News recorded the event and.. broadcast.. a feature the following day.. Continuing the English music theme, the SPO has since presented three very successful concerts two of them in Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford as well as its first Community Concert and an Education Project in  ...   welcomed to Suffolk.. Julian Lloyd Webber.. ,.. described by.. The Strad.. magazine as the doyen of British cellists.. Julian Lloyd Webber played the ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO, the work with which he is perhaps most associated worldwide.. Two works by Vaughan Williams completed the programme.. His Overture The Wasps was written for a performance of The Wasps of Aristophanes in Cambridge.. A London Symphony,.. an intensely atmospheric montage of musical impressions of the capital, including the sound of the Westminster Chimes played on the harp at both beginning and end, formed the second half of the concert.. See a.. full list of the works.. so far performed by the..

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  • Title: Meet the Players « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: The SPO in rehearsal at Long Melford Church on 15th December 2012.. is the brainchild of, and was founded by, Rattlesden-based.. Leslie Olive.. , who has conducted many of the country s leading orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, London Mozart Players and the English Chamber Orchestra.. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the.. English Arts Chorale.. ,.. Conductor of both.. Stowmarket Chorale.. and.. Eye Bach Choir.. , and was until July 2012 Director of the 100-strong boys choir at Colchester Royal Grammar School.. Leslie stood down from his position as Head of Music at the school in 2012 to dedicate himself to the development of the.. Attracting players of true international calibre, the SPO seeks to bring music at the very finest level, not simply to venues such as St Edmundsbury Cathedral, The Apex and Snape Maltings, but to towns and villages less well equipped for orchestral music.. The SPO also works in small ensembles to take music into schools, village halls and churches, hospitals, hospices and care homes, and into the workplace and has already staged a number of community-based events.. Over time it will reach the widest possible cross-section of the Suffolk community.. Another area of activity is the SPO Education Programme.. In conjunction with the inaugural concert, the SPO worked closely with a number of schools throughout Suffolk, including its partner school, King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, and created an opportunity for a group of young people to play alongside the Orchestra during the concert.. In addition, children used the music programmed for the concert as the starting point for an arts project, their work displayed in the Cloisters of St Edmundsbury Cathedral in the week leading up to and including the concert.. These opportunities seem to have made quite an impact, one 14-year old violin player, Kerry Blofield, said:.. It was a bit scary at first but as soon as I started playing it was just brilliant.. Just being surrounded by all those professional players is great.. Hearing all the others play like that I d like to play like that one day.. It s definitely going to inspire me to practice more!.. In its early concerts, the focus of the Orchestra has been on the strings conducted by Leslie Olive.. It is he who said:.. It is.. in the strings that the calibre of this new Orchestra is instantly distinguishable as outstanding.. However, on the 26th May 2013 the Orchestra appeared for the first time in its symphonic glory, with full wind, brass and percussion sections as well as its simply outstanding strings.. The programme of music on 26th May 2013 began at 4.. 00 pm with the buzzing Vaughan Williams Overture The Wasps , followed by the Elgar, Cello Concerto with.. Julian Lloyd Webbe.. r.. as the soloist.. After the Cream Tea Interval the concert continued with another piece by Vaughan Williams, his Symphony No.. 2, London , with its evocation of the Capital awakening to the sound of the Westminster chimes.. LESLIE OLIVE, FOUNDER CONDUCTOR.. Leslie Olive, the founding conductor of the Suffolk Philharmonic, has conducted the Royal Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, with which the Suffolk Philharmonic shares a number of its exceptionally fine players.. Leslie Olive is also passionate about music education and not only of the young.. He describes “bringing people to music and music to people” as his life’s work and he has worked with all ages, from prep school to U3A groups.. His career, to date, has alternated focusing entirely on music performance with periods of time spent working with young people in schools in Kent and Surrey.. He has most recently been Director of Music at Colchester Royal Grammar School where he directed a young choir of nearly 100 boys.. Leslie Olive has been conductor of the Southern  ...   stem from this familial tie, holidaying in Lowestoft many times while growing up, and of course being involved in many projects at the concert hall at Snape Maltings.. In addition to his orchestral activities, Julian has appeared many times on behalf of the Philharmonia Orchestra in chamber concerts including, most recently, a quintet tour to South America and concerts at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Royal Overseas League and the Italian Institute.. He has also directed the orchestra on several occasions in repertoire as diverse as Shostakovich, Kurt Weil, Piazzolla, Rachmaninov and Gershwin.. Outside the orchestra, Julian plays regularly with the world famous pianist.. Andràs Schiff.. in his chamber orchestra, the.. Capella Andrea Barca.. , has performed several.. Violin Ensemble.. concerts with violinists.. Gil Shaham.. and has coached chamber ensembles at both the.. Royal College of Music.. and the.. Royal Academy.. As composer and arranger he has had pieces played by numerous orchestras throughout the world directed by conductors such as.. Vladimir Ashkenazy.. Vernon Handley, Mikael Pletnev, David Robertson.. Carl Davis.. He has had commissions from RIBA, the Dickens Festival and the Philharmonia Orchestra and has performed in many venues ranging from the Wigmore Hall to Rochester Cathedral and the Victoria Albert Museum.. On film and television, Julian s work can be heard on the documentary.. 4.. (based on Vivaldi s.. Four Seasons.. ),.. on the broadcast of the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles (for which he arranged the music) and on the film.. Hotel Splendide.. A project Julian is passionate about is the Violin Ensemble.. Having taken the idea and some arrangements some years ago to Cala Records,.. The London Sound.. (48 violins and 1 contrabass!) was formed, sadly solely for the ensuing season.. Since then, he has formed his own ensemble mainly from young soloists and Philharmonia players, and directed concerts with both small (4 violins) and large (12 violins) groups at, among other places, the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Sadler s Wells Theatre, Leicester s de Montfort Hall and the Welsh Millennuim Centre.. Abroad, there have been performances of his Quintet arrangements at both the Aspen (with.. ) and La Jolla (with.. Cho-Liang Lin.. ) Festivals in the USA, in Amsterdam and Cape Town, with violinists.. Ivry Gitlis.. Daniel Rowland.. , with future concerts planned with.. Janine Jansen.. at her festival in Dubrovnik.. Julian is very enthusiastic when he talks about the future of the.. He says:.. The opportunity to lead the SPO is tremendously exciting and I applaud the decision to offer programmes wich are much more cross-repertoire.. I m passionate about the Community and Education components of the Orchestra s programme of work.. Bringing music into the community will be one of the strengths of this new orchestra, and grassroots support for this is essential.. RICHARD MILONE, ASSOCIATE LEADER OF THE ORCHESTRA.. Richard Milone regularly performs in a variety of venues throughout the world ranging from solo concertos, recitals and chamber music to countless opera, chamber and symphony orchestra concerts.. Richard studied at both Yehudi Menuhin and Chethams schools of music followed by graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.. During this period he started his professional career, freelancing with the Manchester Camerata and the Goldberg Ensemble.. At the age of twenty-two, he was appointed as principal second violin in Opera North, Leeds.. A year later he was appointed to the same position in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.. From his position in that orchestra Richard got to work with such artists as Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Darcey Bussell.. Richard s association with the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra began in April 2012, when he came to Suffolk to lead a quartet of string players for the SPO s first Education and Community Project.. Oh, and just in case you were wondering: Richard is indeed the younger brother of Julian Milone!..

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  • Title: Board of Trustees « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Governance of the Orchestra is in the hands of a.. Board of.. Trustees.. , comprising the Artistic Director,.. , working with representatives of the community.. The Orchestra s concern for education is reflected in its composition, with the Chairman,.. Felicity Golding.. , as well as Bury St Edmunds Head Teacher.. Geoff Barton.. , bringing extensive in-depth knowledge of the education sector.. PR Consultant.. Gordon Puckey.. and.. Nick Wilson.. advise on all aspects of our relationship with the world of business.. Wietske Hendriksen.. brings a wealth of experience to her role as the Orchestra s administrator, working closely with Leslie Olive on all aspects of planning and management.. The Trustees meet five or six times a year, while the day-to-day management is delegated to a Management Team comprising the Chairman, Administrator, and Artistic Director working with Friends and reinforced as required by other members of the support team.. The Board of Trustees.. Geoff has been Headteacher at King Edward VI School, a comprehensive school of 1400 students in Bury St Edmunds, since 2002.. He teaches English, writes textbooks and articles, and is a Founding Fellow of the English Association.. King Edward VI has an outstanding reputation for music and Geoff was  ...   Relations and the Public Relations Consultants Association for his work over the years.. Gordon lives in Bramford near Ipswich with his wife, three sons and a daughter.. Gordon s involvement with the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra began in 2011, when Leslie Olive was Head of Music at Colchester Royal Grammar School, and Gordon s eldest Son a member of the Boys Choir.. Simon Bennett was born in Bury St Edmunds but spent his entire working career in locations ranging from West Yorkshire to Abu Dhabi, Aberdeen and Moscow before coming home on retirement from a senior executive position in the international oil and gas sector.. A physicist by education Simon is interested in communities, sustainability, architecture and the built environment and serves on a number of Boards in a non-executive capacity.. Nick specialises in information management and is a master’s graduate of Leicester and Loughborough Universities.. More recently Nick has specialised in identifying ways companies can use the internet to make a difference to their business.. With over 15 years’ experience of senior IT management he has had major involvement in many IT projects and he and his team assist the SPO with their online presence including their website and social media..

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  • Title: Council of Reference « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: The Council of Reference.. This Council comprises people of standing in Suffolk who are pleased to endorse the creation and aspirations of the.. , and who actively seek to further its future success through their personal advocacy and recommendation.. The members of the Council are:.. Dr  ...   Phillip Hope-Cobbold, DL.. Mrs Diana Hunt, DL.. Martha Kearney.. Col.. Paul Long OBE, DL.. Sir John Mowbray, Bt.. , DL.. Stefan Oliver.. Libby Purves.. Sheila Ravenscroft.. David Ruffley MP.. Martin Soons.. Lord Phillips of Sudbury.. Andrew Speed.. Cllr Joanna Spicer, DL.. George Vestey, DL.. Sam Wilson, DL..

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  • Title: Artistic Advisory Board « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: The.. exists to provide independent artistic review of the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra s performances.. It is chaired by the distinguished organist, conductor, and composer.. Dr Michael Nicholas.. FRCO, formerly Organist of Norwich Cathedral, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Organists, and Chairman of the former Eastern Orchestral Board.. Read the.. Artistic Advisory Board s report.. on the launch concert (The Lark Ascending, May 2012)..

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  • Title: Annual Report 2012-13 « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: About the Suffolk Philharmonic Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra is a Charitable Trust established by.. Trust Deed on 8th January 2012.. Its charitable purposes are the advancement of the art of music and the education of the public in the art of music.. This document reports on what we have done to pursue those purposes in the period from 8th January 2012 to 31st July 2013, which the Trustees regard as “Phase 1” of the orchestra’s existence, including how we raised our funds and how we spent them.. Read our full 2012-13 annual report..

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  • Title: Policy Documents « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Download Adobe Reader..

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  • Title: Forthcoming Concerts « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Upcoming Events.. We re in the process of making exciting plans for our next season of concerts, which are provisionally detailed below.. Please bookmark and keep visiting this page for details.. Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Proposed programme of major concerts for 2015.. View Previous Events..

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  • Title: Community Concerts « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra’s COMMUNITY CONCERTS.. Could you organise an SPO Community Concert in your village or community?.. What is a Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Community Concert?.. A one-hour informal concert given by a small ensemble of our players, typically four, with lunch or tea provided, in a community venue.. Who is it for?.. The purpose of an SPO Community Concert is to provide access to great music to people who might not otherwise encounter it because:.. They are less mobile and can’t or don’t want to travel to events.. They are older and don’t want to go out in the evenings.. Classical music is not part of their experience.. They are deterred by the cost.. Who comes to them?.. It is likely that an event of this type will appeal to people who already have a love of music and hear it from time to time;they of course are welcome too, but it is axiomatic that we try to reach people for whom it will be an unusual, or even a first-time experience.. What do the audience experience?.. Lifts to the event, and home again, for anyone who needs them, provided from a trustworthy local volunteer.. A personal welcome and introduction from Leslie Olive or another member of the SPO leadership team.. A concert by a quartet of musicians playing music carefully chosen to be attractive without “dumbing down” for about an hour.. A finger buffet lunch following the concert.. A simple souvenir, such as an SPO pen, as a memento of the occasion.. The Lunch.. A finger buffet lunch is provided by local people, who donate their time and the ingredients used.. They also make up the team to prepare, serve, and clear up.. How much are the tickets?.. We aim for these concerts to be free of charge.. This is achieved by a combination of business sponsorship or grants to cover the unavoidable costs, local people providing and preparing the lunch, parish councils providing the venue free or at a reduced rate, and so on.. After the first event, in Rattlesden, some members of  ...   memorable event which I m glad I accepted the invitation to attend.. It was totally free and included a magnificent buffet lunch.. To those who didn t read their newsletter carefully, they missed a real treat! From a very grateful reader.. Signed: M.. S.. Voluntary Local Organisers could this be you?.. The success of this vision depends entirely upon our finding voluntary local organizers.. This can be an individual working with an informal group of friends, or an established organisation, club, or institute.. The Volunteer Local Organiser undertakes the following responsibilities:.. Audience creation.. – Publicity using word of mouth, features and notices in village and church magazines and newsletters, simple posters and flyers.. The target is to have the hall comfortably full.. (Note: The SPO can provide a simple poster/flyer template for you to photocopy, also wording for village magazine articles etc.. ).. Stewarding and venue management.. – Making sure the hall is ready, open, heated and lit, “all systems ‘go’” in good time, there are stewards to put and put away chairs and assist the audience as necessary, and closing up after the event.. Creation and distribution of tickets.. – Useful to have tickets numbered with a simple serial number (can be done by hand) to keep a track of how many people are coming.. Making sure the tickets are readily available.. (Note: SPO can provide a template for tickets, or actual tickets as you prefer.. Lunch oversight.. – organising a local team who will donate their time and the ingredients.. Being the point of contact for the SPO link person.. Contact with the body responsible for the Village Hall:.. it is helpful to the project if the body responsible for the hall will donate its use for this event without charge.. …and sorting out any loose ends either personally or by touching base with the SPO link person.. To discuss organising an SPO Community Concert in your village, contact Leslie Olive, Founder Artistic Director.. Email.. or write to him at: 3 Rectory Meadow, Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 0RE or call 01449 737766..

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  • Title: Past Concerts « Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
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