RBC Alternative Orchestra
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.
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- 1.a group of instrumentalists, especially one combining string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections and playing classical music.
- 1.(of one or more things) available as another possibility or choice:"the various alternative methods for resolving disputes"
- 2.relating to activities that depart from or challenge traditional norms:"an alternative lifestyle"
The orchestra is a staple of classical music, new and old. It has changed with each and every stylistic period. Instruments have been added, instruments have been taken away. What continues is its existence as the ensemble that signifies classical music.
The Alternative Orchestra is a showcase of how the next generation of composers change our understanding of what an orchestra can be. Each of the four new pieces explores new innovations and sound-worlds that question the past and point to the future of classical music. Come along and hear the future.
Chan Chak Hang Let's Shake the Earth
Matthew Parsons A Contemplation in A
Andy Ingamells Read This Text at a Medium Speed
Katherina Hristova A Suite of Impressions and Emotions in Three Movements
Aurora Sunn Take Flight
Forthcoming events in Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
Forthcoming dates include:
Wysocki 'Concerto For Two Guitars'Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
RBC Wind Orchestra: John Williams, Howard Shore, Anthony BarfieldOrchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra: Space OdysseyOrchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music