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Life as a percussionist: a conversation with Sacha Johnson

Life as a percussionist: a conversation with Sacha Johnson

For our spring concert, we have got a rare treat on the programme: Ney Rosauro’s Concerto No 1 for Vibraphone, one of...

Meet our players – Mags Matthews, violin

Meet our players – Mags Matthews, violin

Player profile: first violin and classical rock chick Mags Matthews Mags Matthews is part of the fabulous first violin section...

A conversation with Benny Kim

A conversation with Benny Kim

We’re very excited to have internationally acclaimed violinist Benny Kim joining us for our autumn concert to play Vaughan Williams’ The...

Meet our players – Alan Braunton, bassoonist

Meet our players – Alan Braunton, bassoonist

Player profile: Alan Braunton, bassoonist, woodwind instrument repairer and malt lover Alan Braunton is one of the NWSO’s bassoonists and...

Meet our players – Nigel Shires, double bass

Meet our players – Nigel Shires, double bass

Player profile: Nigel Shires, double bass player and our new social media guru Nigel Shires plays the double bass in...

Meet our players – Malcolm Webb, flute

Meet our players – Malcolm Webb, flute

Player profile: Malcolm Webb, flute and piccolo player and conductor of the SSO The second player featured in our spring...

A conversation with Dennis Simons

A conversation with Dennis Simons

For our upcoming concert, we have the privilege to be working with Dennis Simons, conductor of the Bristol Chambr Orchestra...

Meet our players – Cathy Oliver, cello

Meet our players – Cathy Oliver, cello

Player profile: Cathy Oliver, cellist, part-time section leader and secret heavy-metal fan Catherine Oliver was one of the players featured...

Q&A with singer Ellen Arkwright

Q&A with singer Ellen Arkwright

Ellen Arkwright is our soloist for the next concert, where she’ll be continuing our magical theme with arias from Mozart’s...

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