adopt a composer

Adopted Composer helps Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra raise £10,000 to buy new instruments

On Sunday 29 July, two teams of cyclists from Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra braved the wind and rain to take part in the Prudential

Adopting a school (or six!)

Composer Max Charles Davies on the Adopt a Composer scheme, collaborations, the budding of working relationships and positive ebb

Preparations for the first performances

Max Charles Davies on preparations for the inaugural public performance of his collaborative piece with Côr Crymych a'r Cylch as

AaC piece 'Turbines'

Anna Appleby has been working alongside Merchant Sinfonia on the Adopt a Composer scheme.

The culmination of the project – an end or a beginning?

Bellfolk’s concert featuring the premiere of Peter Yarde Martin’s new composition, Starsong and Nocturne, took place in May in No

Mandolins and oranges

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra are paired with composer Esmeralda Conde Ruiz on the Adopt a Composer scheme. 

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra: Making words into patterns

There are two orchestras associated with Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, the Main Orchestra and the Training Orchestra (TO); both of

Edinburgh Concert Band: Sheer joy, elation and mushy peas

After a year on the Adopt a Composer scheme alongside the composer Gaynor Barradell, Sarah Freshwater - trombone player for the E

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra: A word from the players

Having been paired with Ben See on the Adopt a Composer scheme, we caught up with a couple of players from the Main Stoneleigh Yo

Ben See, SYO and the composing committee questionnaire

In part II of Ben See's blog he gives us an insight into the thoughts and processes of composing for the main orchestra (MO) of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestras (SYO).