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Music, Mermaids and the A-Team

Fri 6 Jun 2014

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When Education Director Cherry Forbes calls you up about a project, you know it’s going to be something good and I’m laying my cards on the table – I’m not sure this one will be easily topped!

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Music and Art – Perfect Harmony

Fri 18 Oct 2013

On Saturday 12th October we took part in the annual Guardian event The Big Draw at Kings Place.  Two OAE musicians; Katherine Spencer (clarinet) and Joanna Lawrence (violin), supplied the music for the ‘draw what you hear’ workshops.

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Plymouth Music Zone

Tue 4 Jun 2013

Continuing a partnership developed during our Anthem project last year, this April, OAE musicians Katherine Spencer, Katie Heller and Iurii Gavryliuk went to Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ), for a three day creative music course with disabled young adults and local secondary school students. 

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French Impressionists with Sir Simon Rattle. Tour video diary – No.3

Wed 19 Sep 2012

Sadly, it’s time for the third and concluding part of our Rattle Tour 2012 video diary.

Here, we feature interviews with Katherine Spencer (Bass Clarinet), Anthony Robson (Oboe) and Claire Holden (Violin) and rehearsal footage of Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Sir Simon Rattle and of course, our lovely Orchestra.

And…some tutus. Enjoy!

(Kindly filmed by our Projects Manager Megan and Graduate Intern Sophie.)

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A 21st Century rehearsal…

Wed 28 Mar 2012

One of the bigger problems musicians face is finding slots of time when we are all free to rehearse for chamber concerts and so on.

So, when Cherry Forbes, OAE Education Director, asked Double Bassist Cecelia and me to put together a programme of music for an education project in Plumstead, Cecelia had a brainwave – we would see if the 21st century had the answer to this old problem.

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