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Harmonia's PhilHarmonia has two different formats - a woodwind band, and a full orchestra. Both are suitable for grade 0-5 players of mixed ages.

 GRO 4 (2).JPGGRO 4 (15).JPGThe PhilHarmonia Orchestra has been patiently led by Russell Keable, Steve Bingham and David Minchin. The goal is to provide an ensemble opportunity to adults who are either learning an instrument for the first time, or who are adding an additional instrument to their skill set. It is aimed at adult players plus their children, but unaccompanied secondary aged children of grade 4+ are now welcome to attend. Repertoire consists of the fantastic BBC Ten Pieces works which feature arrangements of famous classical pieces, with three different difficulty levels so everyone can find something manageable.


NEXT ORCHESTRA WORKSHOP: Saturday 4th February 2023

1pm-6pm Coton School, nr Cambridge                               

Repertoire: Grieg In The Hall of the Mountain King, Villa-Lobos The Little Train of the Caipira, Vivaldi Winter

To book a place, simply click on the event on the calendar if you have a logon and select "register". Please subscribe to Harmonia to receive a logon automatically. You can provide details of players by completing this short formInvoices will be sent out once you book, or you can make payment to the usual account.

Early bird rate: £20 per person, £50 per family (3 or more players from same family) if paid by 7th January

Late booker rate: £25 per person, £60 per family (3 or more players from same family) if paid AFTER 7th January

TIMETABLE

1pm arrive and tea/coffee 

1.30pm  rehearsal 1

3.00pm  tea break

3.15pm  rehearsal 2

4.45pm tea break 

5.00pm rehearsal 3

5.40pm informal performance to friends/family

IMPORTANT INFO

The day is open to adult learners/players. Secondary aged children of grade 4+ are welcome. Younger and lower grade children may only attend if with a playing adult.  

The music comes in 3 levels - beginner, grade 2-3ish and grade 4-5 ish. You will need to download the whole set of music for each piece from the Harmonia portal (look in online resources once you have logged in), and print out the parts that you find most suitable. There will NOT be spare music copies on the day. Music is also downloadable here: https://www.bbc.com/teach/ten-pieces/KS2-3/zhvy8xs

Please bring a music stand for each person if possible, plus cakes/biscuits/snacks to share at the breaks. Tea, coffee and squash are provided. 

Payment must be made before your places can be confirmed, and should be made as soon as your invoice arrives.

Please note that photos/video may be made on the day. Please do not attend if feeling unwell, or if there is covid in your household. 


The PhilHarmonia Band is led by Kirsty, and is open to children and adults up to grade 5 on any woodwind instrument. Higher level players are welcome, but should expect to play some very easy parts for some pieces. The music is very straightforward and is supplied on the workshop day itself. This group is suitable for age 7+ and unaccompanied children are welcome. The goal is to provide an initial ensemble experience for early grade players, with some more difficult parts for more advanced players. Places MUST be booked at least 24 hours before the workshop so that suitable music is prepared for each player. 


PHILHARMONIA WOODWIND BAND WORKSHOPS:

Sundays 15th January, 26th February, 12th March 3pm-5pm (informal performance at 4.45pm)      Coton School      

Harmonia woodwind pupil rate: £10 per workshop      

Non-Harmonia rate: £15 per workshop

To book a place, simply click on the event on the calendar if you have a logon and select "register". Please subscribe to Harmonia to receive a logon automatically. You can provide details of players by completing this short formInvoices will be sent out once you book, or you can make payment to the usual account.

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