20 Hours for Hans Gal!

Just about 20 hours left in the campaign for Hans Gal and Robert Schumann.Thank you, everyone who has given, tweeted, liked, emailed, blogged and helped.We’re in striking distance, but we need to see more people take action and give. I know there are still a lot of people out there who support the aims of this […]

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72 hours for Bobby and Hans

Hi everyone- Update time- only 72 hours left. That’s just 3 days until Ken’s crowd-funding days are over for ever   http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gal-schumann-symphonies/ This has been a great week overall- so many generous donations have come in from all over the world, and we’ve had a tidal wave of tweets, likes, blog posts and shout outs. We’ve […]

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5 days to go- A letter from Ken

Hi everyone Sorry to bother you again! By now, I’ve been in touch with most, if not all of you about the Orchestra of the Swan’s campaign on Indiegogo to fund the fourth and final volume in our series of the symphonies of Hans Gal and Robert Schumann. Hans Gal (1890-1887) was one of music’s good guys- […]

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Thought for the day

I finished writing the slow mvt of my new quartet today. Very excited and relieved to reach the double bar. The restorative power of reconnecting with one’s creativity, however massive or meagre it may be, always astonishes me. It’s sad that too often, we drive people to set aside their creative gifts on the grounds […]

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Kenneth Woods Appointed Principal Conductor of English Symphony Orchestra

KENNETH WOODS UPS TO PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Photo-Benjamin Ealovega   Kenneth Woods, who was appointed Artistic Director of the English Symphony Orchestra‘s new Malvern-based subscription series in December 2012, has been promoted by the Worcestershire-based orchestra to the post of Principal Conductor. The American-born, Cardiff-based Woods becomes the orchestra’s first principal conductor since the passing […]

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