Bach in the future: Newham Philharmonic now recruiting

A sight like this could be coming to a venue near you after the creation of the Newham Philharmonic

A sight like this could be coming to a venue near you after the creation of the Newham Philharmonic orchestra Photo: Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA WIRE

The sweet sounds of Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok will soon be drifting through our streets following the launch of a new orchestra for young people.

Newham Music, the borough’s award-winning musical hub, oversaw the creation of Newham Philharmonic after its CEO, Tom Kerstens, was inspired by the area’s gifted players.

“As the city moves eastwards, we want to draw on the capital’s talented young musicians to come and create a brand new orchestra from scratch with us that is based in our beloved East London,” he said.

The orchestra is recruiting members aged 18-25 from Newham and elsewhere who play the violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarient, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone or timpani to grade 8 or above.

Professional conductor Matthew Scott Rogers is set to lead the orchestra during its debut at the Barbican Centre and Lister School in April 2016, where Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 will be performed.

If you interested in learning more, visit newham-music.org.uk/our-projects/newham-philharmonic or email newham.philharmonic@newham-music.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is December 18.

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