Writer, presenter and broadcaster Sue Perkins will be the guest conductor as part of the National Orchestra for All (NOFA) winter fundraising event, Musical Chairs, on Saturday 16 January 2016 in London.
Sixty intrepid members of the public will be joining a group of dedicated and committed young musicians from the National Orchestra for All to experience playing in a symphony orchestra for a day. Under the baton of Perkins and NOFA’s Artistic Patron and Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, Sian Edwards, the musicians will work on two of the most iconic pieces of classical music ever written: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
Following a day of intensive rehearsals, the musicians will perform the works at 4:30pm at King Solomon Academy, Marylebone.
The National Orchestra for All creates opportunities for young people facing challenging circumstances to flourish and achieve through music and is supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Teach First. Just 90 young people from across the UK are nominated by their music teachers each year because of their commitment and dedication to music, often in challenging circumstances.
Dates: 16 January 2016
Title: NOFA Musical Chairs
Venue: King Solomon Academy
Address: Penfold Street, London NW1 6RX
Time: Rehearsals 10-4pm, Performance 4:30pm
Box office: https://nofa.eventsmart.com/events/nofa-musical-chairs-2016/