Changes for 2012

posted 17 Oct 2011, 14:11 by Barry Dale, SCYO

Details are still being worked out, but there will be some changes to the organisation of groups and the rehearsal schedule for next year. This is partly to accommodate the availability of conductors, but more importantly to be able to provide more tutorials and extension opportunities. The name of Concert Orchestra will change to Symphony Orchestra.  Advanced string players will still be known as Sinfonia Strings when they perform on their own, and will rehearse their own pieces as well as workshop Symphony Orchestra pieces. For this reason Sinfonia Strings players will also be Symphony Orchestra players.

For wind players, this also means that they will also get more playing time during Symphony Orchestra rehearsals. Wind players do not need to be a part of both groups, because some Wind Ensemble instruments are not used in Symphony Orchestra.

Music Director Maria Salmon will conduct both Sinfonia Strings and String Orchestra next year, and will invite tutors and guest conductors throughout the year.

String Orchestra will stay the same, but may move to an earlier rehearsal time of 4.30pm to 5.45pm.