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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).

Ben See, SYO and biscuits!

Ben See gives us an insight into the thoughts and processes of composing for two Stoneleigh Youth Orchestras (SYO). In the first of a two-part blog, he sets out to find the words for one of the compositions and discovers a shared love of biscuits and desire to be heard. 

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra: The vanishing composer

The Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra are working alongside conductor Ben See as part of Adopt a Composer.

Two orchestras in one!

Singer and composer Ben See gives us an electric insight into his first meeting with Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra for Adopt a Compo

Composer Edmund Hunt on inspiration and process

Composer Edmund Hunt gives thought to his first few weeks as adopted composer to Newcastle choir, The Singers, and what i

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications  for the 2018-19 projects are now closed.