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The Nonesuch Orchestra will perform some of the new works by the student composers workshopped and performed on 5th March and Sally Beamish The Day Dawn, commissioned by CoMA in 1997, and then go back in time to play Dorothy Howell's Two Pieces for Muted Strings, composed in 1926, whose last known performances were in 1959, and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings.
The Orchestra is grateful to the Ambache Charitable Trust - "raising the profile of music by women" - for the funding to prepare Two Pieces for Muted Strings.
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