Community Orchestra: All Together Now

Do you miss making music with your fellow players? Come and join All Together Now with the RSNO!

This project is a fresh look at how we can grow our music making from our own homes to across the country. While it is still challenging for many of us to get out and about and meet in large groups, we have created a space to come All Together Now to play, share, create and learn. Join the RSNO’s Digital Community Orchestra to explore what is possible together, as we move forward out of lockdown and beyond.

What is it?

Well, it is a ‘digital orchestra’ of course!

Expect twice monthly Zoom sessions, with Q&A’s, opportunities to make music, workshops, and listening and sharing. We will be working together to keep each other motivated and keep practising with a little help from RSNO Musicians and some special guests.

From January 2021 we will begin rehearsing a piece together which will be recorded individually to build a huge recording wall.

27th September: Motivation Station with Katherine Bryan

11th October:  INTRODUCING! with Michael Repper and Jay Capperauld

25th October: Contemporary Music Cruncher with Nathan Hall

8th November: Orchestra Toolkit with Emily Davis and Chris Hart

22nd November: Extended Techniques with Dávur Juul Magnussen

6th December: Workshop with Marcus Britton from Oi Musica!

From January, we will be working with conductor Michael Repper to rehearse and record a piece of music, from our own homes.

Scottish composer Jay Capperauld is currently hard at work, composing a piece especially for this project, and he will be working with the group throughout this term to write the work.

Who is it for?

All Together Now is open to everyone, and we would like to encourage players from Grades 1 to 4 to come along and try it out. You must sign up to the project in order to receive the details for each Zoom session. We can’t wait to make music with you again!

When is it?

The Zoom sessions will take place every fortnight on Sundays, starting on Sunday 30th August, 3pm – 4.30pm.

Rehearsals for the final recording will start in January 2021, and the project will finish in May 2021.

A full list of dates and sessions will be available when you sign up. The sessions are optional – you don’t need to attend each one – although we are sure that you won’t want to miss any once we get going!

How do I sign up?

Please download and complete this form and email it to engage@rsno.org.uk

Do I need fancy equipment?

Not really! You’ll need your instrument up and running in working order (better dust off that mouthpiece and clean those strings!)

You will need a device like a laptop, phone or iPad with internet in order to join in with the Zoom sessions. You will also need this device to record an audio or video recording of you playing your part of the final piece (as well as headphones). You won’t need any fancy software though – only what comes on your device.

If you would like to take part in this project but you don’t have access to a device capable of recording please contact engage@rsno.org.uk

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Donate to All Together Now

If you would like to donate to the All Together Now Project you can do so by clicking on the button below. Suggested donation for participating in a session: £5. Thank you.

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