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Timothy Orpen features on ‘Opera on 3’ from Covent Garden

Timothy Orpen features on ‘Opera on 3’ from Covent Garden

Timothy Orpen recently featured on a BBC Radio 3 'Opera on 3' broadcast, in his capacity as principal clarinettist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Timothy's performance was described as a "stunning solo" by Richard Morrison, in his review of the opera in The Times
Wonderful Programme of Music for Eight Upper Voices and Harp

Wonderful Programme of Music for Eight Upper Voices and Harp

The brand-new collaboration between Louise Thomson and the New Oxford Consort is offering an enticing programme for future bookings, entitled "Eastern Pictures", for upper voices and harp. The title of the programme is taken from Gustav Holst's work of the same name, and refers more broadly to his intense interest, during the early years of the 20th century, in the ancient religious literature and poetry of India. During this period he penned several works for the combination of voices and harp, and three of them feature in this programme.
Solem Quartet Offers Education Work in Schools and Universities

Solem Quartet Offers Education Work in Schools and Universities

The Solem Quartet is committed to taking its music to as wide an audience as possible, and especially to young people. Each member of the group is an experienced teacher and as a quartet they have performed and collaborated with young people in many contexts through their regular university visits, workshops and classes with primary and secondary schools and work with the charity ‘Live Music Now’ which provides support to people with special needs.

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The Solem Quartet plays Richard Blackford

The Solem Quartet plays Richard Blackford

February 2019 saw the release of a CD on the Nimbus label of music by Richard Blackford, prominently featuring the Solem Quartet. The first work on the disc, Seven Hokusai Miniatures, was written for the quartet in 2018 and is offered among their current programme proposals.