We’ve been rehearsing and composing away on our Spring Residency in Durham University. It’s been exciting diving into the music with our new Associate Conductor Duncan Ward, getting to grips with the fine details and colours of our imaginative programme - Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Percy Grainger’s The Warriors, and Unsuk Chin’s thrilling new work Mannequin.
Here’s what we’ve been up to…
Violinists clearly very excited to head to rehearsal.
Getting that reed ready.
In the full swing of rehearsal.
Composer putting ideas to paper.
Heading to Play the City, where we give pop-up performances around Durham.
Setting up for Play the City.
Serenading Durham residents in the local Tesco at Durham Market Place.
Just two more days of rehearsals and we head off on our world premiere tour, bringing to life all this amazing music in the major concert halls around the UK - Sage Gateshead, Victoria Hall (Stoke-on-Trent), and the Royal Festival Hall (part of Strive festival). £5 tickets for under 25s always available.