The Nonesuch Orchestra will rehearse compositions by local secondary school students under the guidance of our conductor Dan Shilladay and the composer Andrew Toovey. The Workshop will start promptly at 10.00am so school groups should plan to arrive no later than 9.45am. Ideally groups should stay for the whole session. The 20-minute sessions with each student composer will run back-to-back with a short break mid-morning. Filming and recording will take place during the sessions, so participants should be very quiet at all times. All school groups should be accompanied by a member of staff. The Workshop is also open to university and music college students and members of the public.
An amateur string orchestra, led by professionals, promoting classical
music for strings in schools and public concerts throughout London.
Founded in 1961, the Nonesuch Orchestra offers daytime - and some
evening - music-making for experienced players of all ages, giving
concerts in schools and local festivals to introduce children to a live
orchestra, work with young musicians and provide performance opportunities for post-graduate