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Posted on 19 April 2018
Sarah Cunningham, musical director of the Edinburgh Concert Band, is delighted to be creatively challenged I was both excited and nervous for Gaynor...
Posted on 18 April 2018
Anna’s first visit to the Merchant Sinfonia here in Glasgow was before Christmas. She pitched up with her oboe and played with our oboe section...
Posted on 4 April 2018
Work has been continuing at a hectic pace for my piece for the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers! Following our first workshop at the start of the year, I...
Posted on 16 March 2018
It’s our second ‘date’ today. This time we are meeting in a Mexican restaurant. It’s all going really well, we laugh, we eat...
Posted on 8 March 2018
Three months into composer Edmund Hunt's Adopt a Composer collaboration with The Singers, he finds inspiration for the composition's text...
Posted on 8 March 2018
Last rehearsal we were finally given the chance to see an early draft of the exciting, original composition Gaynor Barradell has been working on...
Posted on 31 January 2018
Anna Appleby's new composition with the Merchant Sinfonia evokes images of wind, machinery, hillsides and a train journey. Once again, I am on...
Posted on 29 January 2018
What a fantastic opportunity this is! I have been following Adopt a Composer over the years and seen it celebrate, season after season, the breadth...
Posted on 25 January 2018
Matching seven leisure-time music groups with emerging early-career composers for a collaboration could result in all sorts of complications. But...
Posted on 17 January 2018
We're delighted to announce that the 2016/17 Adopt a Composer premières will be broadcast each night this week on BBC Radio 3.  What time...
Posted on 15 January 2018
In the face of a growing public narrative that ‘everyone can sing’, there's still a section of the population who are convinced that...
Posted on 11 January 2018
I’ve been ‘adopted’! A strange concept for me to get my head around both personally and professionally, however, the guys at...

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