Portfolio: London Graduate Orchestra

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As part of the Portfolio programme, Sound and Music and the London Graduate Orchestra offer an opportunity for two composers to develop new works for the orchestra. The opportunity is ideal for composers who are fascinated by the sound of the orchestra, and who will stretch themselves in exploring new timbres, textures and sounds with the group.

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About the London Graduate Orchestra

The London Graduate Orchestra was founded by conductor Claire Lampon and composer Kemal Yusuf in 2013.  Our aim is to offer emerging graduates the opportunity to perform in a high standard orchestra before entering the professional field. Made up of the finest young musicians in London, the London Graduate Orchestra provides a platform for its members to showcase their talent and capabilities. This extends to young composers who have the opportunity to have their music workshopped and performed by the LGO. We also hold open rehearsals for young conductors to lead the orchestra in a constructive and welcoming environment. 

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About Portfolio

Aimed at talented composers at an early stage in their career, Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme provides a key development opportunity for composers to create new work with and for some of the UK’s leading ensembles and presenters of new music.

Funded by Esmee Fairbairn and PRS for Music Foundation.

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09.01.2016 - Applications to the London Graduate Orchestra residency open

18.05.2016 - David Roche and Emma Kate Matthews selected for residency

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 The London Community Foundation

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