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Britten–Pears Orchestra

28 July – 12 August 2018

The BPO meets once again under the baton of Marin Alsop to record and perform works by Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel, before tackling one of the best-loved ballets in the repertoire, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

Following the success of the 2017 BPO, whose performances at Royal Festival Hall and Snape Maltings were praised for their ‘fine blend of technique, musicianship, & interaction’ (Classical Source) and embodying ‘vibrancy and hope’ (The Guardian), Marin Alsop returns to direct two programmes for the Snape Proms and a recording of Peter and the Wolf for Naxos.

With support from experienced orchestral tutors, this course is an invaluable opportunity to prepare core orchestral repertoire under an acclaimed conductor and challenge yourself in the company of emerging musicians from around the world.

Concerts at Snape Maltings as part of the Snape Proms.

Week 1: 28 Jul – 5 Aug

Sergei Prokofiev Classical Symphony Op.25

Sergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

Camille Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals

Maurice Ravel Ma mère l’Oye

Week 2: 6 – 12 Aug

Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (complete ballet)

Marin Alsop is an inspiring and powerful voice in the international music scene, a Music Director of vision and distinction who passionately believes that “music has the power to change lives”. She is recognised across the world for her innovative approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the development of audiences of all ages. Visit Marin’s website to learn more.

Section Tutors

Hannah Perowne, violin

Caroline Harrison, viola

Elena Cheah, cello

Tyler Shepherd & David Stark, double bass

Miriam Keoghharp

Benjamin Powell, piano

Marie-Christine Zupancic, flute

Chris Richards, clarinet

Helen Storey, bassoon

Richard Watkins, french horn

Jason Evans, trumpet

Mark Templetontrombone

Andy Barclay, percussion

Applications currently closed

Applications for this course are now closed. New courses will be announced towards the end of August.

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To get in touch, email britten-pears@snapemaltings.co.uk.