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Notice: University Of Surrey Invites Local Musicians To Community Orchestra Day  

Published on: 9 May, 2022
Updated on: 9 May, 2022

The University of Surrey Orchestra is delighted to welcome back local talented musicians to its Stag Hill campus on Sunday, June 12, for the next Community Orchestra Day.

it will take place from 11am to 6pm in University Hall and is free of charge to both players and audience.

This year’s University of Surrey Community Orchestra Day is on Saturday, June 12.

Players will rehearse and perform a rendition of Sibelius’ Symphony Number 2 from scratch.

The final performance at 5.30pm will be open to friends, family and other members of the public to attend.

Previous days have included works by Bernstein, Prokofiev and Danny Elfman.

This year’s event, organised by the university’s Department of Music and Media, will provide local musicians with the opportunity to play alongside Surrey’s music students, alumni and staff.

It’s great fun taking part in the University of Surrey Community Orchestra Day.

They will be able to practise and polish their musical skills under the baton of the orchestra’s esteemed conductor, Russell Keable.

He is highly celebrated for his exciting and versatile performances with the London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr Keable, who is an associate tutor at the University of Surrey, said: “Our first summer orchestra day will be a fantastic upbeat way to round off the academic year for students, staff and the community we’ve created.

“It is also a great chance, after so long, for the general public to enjoy the culmination of a day’s rehearsals. The buzz of the day is always incredible.”

University of Surrey Community Orchestra Day.

It is recommended that any musicians wishing to participate have ABRSM Grade 7 or equivalent for this piece. Anyone who would like to play in the orchestra should email orchestra@surrey.ac.uk by Friday, June 3, confirming their instrument and grading to book their place.

If you’d like to join the audience for the final performance, please email orchestra@surrey.ac.uk

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