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Teatro Greco - Concerti di Orchestre Sinfoniche Giovanili 2010

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Title:
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
When:
15.07.2010 21.00 h
Who:
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra - Chethams
Category:
Teatro Greco - Concerti di Orchestre Sinfoniche Giovanili 2010

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   Direttore - Stephen Threllfall
       B. Britten - Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
       G. Rossini - L’Italiana in Algeri  - Ouverture
       L. Coleman - Contours
       G. Mahler - Blumine
       M. Ravel - Pavane
       G. Bizet - Sinfonia in do maggiore

Artists

Artista:
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
City:
Chethams
Country:
UK

Description

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

“When I worked with the Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, I found them to be a remarkable group of young musicians.
Given the school's reputation, I had expected them to be full of talent. What was even more thrilling was their ability to engage
in the musical problems of a vast Mahler symphony, and stretch themselves way beyond my wildest dreams.
Breaking such barriers must surely be what Chets is about!”

Sir Mark Elder, Music Director, Hallé.

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra is drawn from the musicians of Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s largest specialist music school. The orchestra has an outstanding international reputation as one of the finest youth ensembles in the world.
The CSO enjoys an impressive concert diary and has performed at venues including the Bridgewater Hall, the Barbican, Royal Opera House, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Academy and Royal College of Music, Hall for Cornwall, Leeds and Huddersfield Town Halls, Chester and Durham Cathedrals, Selby Abbey, Westminster Central Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.
Internationally, the orchestra has performed in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the USA, this is their second visit to La Mortella.
Enthusiasm, high playing standards and a total commitment are some of the qualities guest conductors have expressed about the orchestra when working with them. The impressive list of guest conductors includes Sir Mark Elder, Benjamin Zander, Paul McCreesh, Dimitry Liss, Franz Anton Krager, Vassily Sinaisky, Diego Masson, Jac Van Steen and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
The CSO’S CD recordings have received praise from critics and music lovers alike, and include Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5, Mahler’s Symphonies No. 4 & 6, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2 and Symphonic Dances, Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia Antartica, and Walton’s Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario and Belshazzar’s Feast. The orchestra regularly broadcasts on national BBC Radio and Classic FM.
Other highlights in recent years include the world premiere and commercial recording of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ High on the Slopes of Terror, conducted by Stephen Threlfall, as part of the 2001 Festival of British Youth Orchestras in Glasgow, and in 2003 an outstanding concert partnering the BBC Philharmonic, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 featuring former students Wayne Marshall, Peter Donohoe and David Hill – the first ever collaboration of its kind in the UK.

Stephen Threlfall - Conductor

A hugely experienced musician, Stephen Threlfall career encompasses that of a professional cellist, conductor and, through his current role of Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music, one of the UK’s leading musical educators. As a conductor, Stephen has earned outstanding acclaim and respect for his performances, recordings and broadcasts over a wide and challenging range of orchestral and choral repertoire. He has conducted at many of the major venues and festivals in the UK, and with many acclaimed soloists. He has also worked in close collaboration with Yan Pascal Tortelier, Vassily Sinaisky, Paul McCreesh, Jac Van Steen and Sir Mark Elder.
His professional engagements have taken him to the USA and across Europe, especially Scandinavia, with regular visits to the Urals Philharmonic in Yekaterinburg and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra. Other engagements have included conducting the BBC Philharmonic, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Northern Ballet Orchestra, plus his own chamber ensemble the Philharmonic Chamber Strings. In August 2007, Stephen was invited to conduct the Finals of the inaugural Manchester International Piano Concerto Competition with Manchester Camerata, performing eight concertos drawn from the list of 18 possible works. He has immediately invited to conduct the second competition given in 2009. Apart from his many broadcasts for the BBC, Classic FM and Russian State radio, his CD recordings include major works by Handel, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Vaughan Williams, Berlioz, Mahler and the world premiere of High on the Slopes of Terror by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Stephen has a passion for working with young people and has enjoyed successful collaborations with many student and youth orchestras. He has worked regularly with both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras at Trinity College London, Birmingham Conservatoire the Royal Northern College of Music, the National Children’s Orchestra and a number of university and youth orchestras both at home and abroad. His repertoire is wide ranging and includes several world premieres.
Stephen works closely with a number of local and national charities and in 2007 received a national award from the Royal Naval Lifeboat Institute in recognition of his long-standing support of the organisation. He has created a series of acclaimed community arts and educational projects involving an impressive number of guest musicians, artists and specialists. These included the award nominated Antarctica (2001) and Brundibár (2002/3); A Child of Our Time (2005) and The Spirit of Norway Festival (2007) which consisted of over 50 events including many workshops, special events and performances. In autumn 2008, the project ‘A Leonard Bernstein Celebration’ included chamber and symphonic concerts, plus a special concert for children introduced by the composer’s daughter Nina Bernstein-Simmons.
Future concerts include a return visits to the Urals and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, plus concerts with the Qatar Symphony Orchestra, Vännersborg Youth Orchestra of Sweden, the Texas Music Festival plus performances of Mahler’s Second and Sixth symphonies in 2011 marking the composers’ centenary year.

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