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Post date: Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 2:14pm

Composer Nicholas Olsen answers questions posed to him by Da Capo Alba, the mandolin and guitar orchestra he's been paired with on the Adopt a Composer project. 

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 5:06pm

Composer Chloe Knibbs takes us into the fascinating world of Clara Schumann, and the ideas informing her Adopt a Composer collaboration with Ex Urbe.

“Composing gives me great pleasure” v “A woman must not desire to compose”

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 3:09pm

You may have seen in the news recently that The Royal Opera House (ROH) has lost its appeal in the case of a viola player who suffered hearing damage during a rehearsal of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 10:18am

Audrey Todd, Mandolinist in Da Capo Alba shares initial reactions to composer, Nicholas Olsen's score for the collaborative Adopt a Composer project.

Post date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 4:41pm

Composer Nick Olsen offers a unique insight into new music in the making with Scotland's largest mandolin and guitar orchestra, Da Capo Alba for the Adopt a Composer project.

Apologies in advance for all of the awful train-based jokes throughout this blog, I just couldn’t help myself. 

Post date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - 4:07pm

Making Music is thrilled to announce that one of the UK’s most successful music ambassadors has been appointed as its first female President.

Throughout the last 20 years, there are probably few people in the UK who have not heard a theme from composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman. She has gifted film and television productions with iconic music, from Edie and Wolf Hall to The Andrew Marr Show and Stephen Fry in America, plus many more.

Debbie says:

Post date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - 11:48am

Making Music is delighted to announce the winners of the Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists award: Charlotte Bowden (soprano), Manu Brazo (saxophone), Indira Grier (cello), Abel Puustinen (violin), Amy Ro

Post date: Thursday, 4 April 2019 - 11:06am

Calum Gray, Musical Director of Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB), talks practice and polish as their Adopt a Composer project pairing with Robert Laidlow enters its final stages. 

Post date: Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 4:05pm

Jess Griffin, of the Chandos Chamber Choir, on finding inspiration in poetry for their Adopt a Composer project with Laura Snowden.

Post date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 5:12pm

Audrey Todd, mandolinist in Da Capo Alba, talks trains and tracks on the Adopt a Composer project with composer Nick Olsen.

Da Capo Alba Guitar and Mandolin orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary in January this year – certainly a momentous occasion and testament to the vision and energy of our director, Barbara Pommerenke-Steel, ably supported by her husband Ian.