KENNETH WOODS AND ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENT AN ELGAR PILGRIMAGE

   For Immediate Release   PERFORMANCES IN MALVERN, HEREFORD AND BIRMINGHAM  COLLABORATION WITH ACADEMIA MUSICA CHOIR AND SINGERS FROM THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL CHORUS   WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCES OF NEWLY-ARRANGED ELGAR WORKS   As the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) continues its resurgence under Principal Conductor Kenneth Woods, it’s fitting that the ensemble, based in Elgar’s hometown […]

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How to rehearse an ensemble

Earlier this week I gave a talk on “how to rehearse” for a regional consortium of music educators. The following list formed the basis of our discussions. It’s by no means a complete or exclusive list, but we publish it here without further comment in hopes that some of you find it helpful. Please share […]

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BREAKING: Trump to Eliminate Horn Splits As President

Ex-trustfunder turned billionaire-blowhard-reality-show-junkie-cum-presidential-candidate Donald Trump waded into fraught cultural waters today with a speech in Vetterficker, Alabama during which he promised to “put an end to horn splits and fracks in my first 100 Trump-days as Trump-President of the United States of Trump.” “Horn splits are a pervasive problem in our orchestral society,” said Trump, […]

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Special arrangements have been made

NOW AVAILABLE As many of you know, all of us at the English Symphony Orchestra are busy gearing up for our 2015 Elgar Pilgrimage from the 7th-10th of October, with concerts in some of Elgar’s favourite haunts: Hereford, Malvern and Birmingham (on October 9th and 10th) One of the highlights of the festival promises to […]

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