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WFAO World Amateur Orchestra Festival in Milan 2015

WFAO World Amateur Orchestra Festival in Milan 2015

We are delighted to be able to invite youth and adult amateur musicians to WFAO World Amateur Orchestra Festival in Milan from September 16th to September 21st 2015. We have an exciting program to offer, and our cooporation with the MiTo Settembre Musica will give us and the participants great days in Milan. Read on to find more information, and the application form link.

Earthquake in Nepal

WFAO is deeply saddened by the recent tragic events in Nepal. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this disaster, especially to the friends and family of our local WFAO members. Below you will find a firsthand description of Bidur Sharma Gautam, founder of Crescendo International Orchestra. It is my hope that all of our members will reach out to Bidur and his fellow Nepalese musicians in any way we can, to help them rebuild from this devastating catastrophe.

On behalf of the entire WFAO board,
David Ramael, Chairman WFAO

World Amateur Orchestra Festival Application Form

Here is the application form for the World Amateur Orchestra Festival in Milan 2015.
Please contact wfao2015milan@gmail.com if you have any trouble with the application form.

German Bundesamateurorchester 2015

German Bundesamateurorchester 2015

The German Amateur Orchestra Association (BDLO) invites to the next German Bundesamateurorchester in Hammelburg, Germany, from May 22 to 26 2015. In these four days an interesting program for string orchestra including contemporary music will be rehearsed with Risto Joost as conductor. The results of the workshop will then be performed in a concert on May 25.

Attached you may find the invitation to the workshop that includes further details:
BAO English information letter

Also here: http://bdlo.org/projekte/bundesamateurorchester/baoenglish/

22.-26.05.2015, Bayerische Musikakademie Hammelburg (Concert on May 25 2015, 4 o´clock)

String orchestra 

Heino Eller (1887-1970): Five pieces for string orchestra Erkki-Sven Tüür (*1959): Passion, Illusion from the cycle “Show” Jonas Tarm (*1994): Yellow Media, from Headline Hues: Concerto for Strings (2013) Conductor: Risto Joost (course language: english)

Tutors/section leaders: Prof. Albrecht Winter (KM), N.N. (viola), Klara Außerhuber (cello)

Entry deadline: 31.01.2015
Confirmation of participation in the workshop and sending of sheet music: 02.-16.02.2015

Host
Bundesverband Deutscher Liebhaberorchester e.V. (BDLO)
Project manager: Torsten Tannenberg

Videos from Kathmandu Orchestra Project

Videos from Kathmandu Orchestra Project

The orchestra project in Kathmandu was arranged successfully, and reports tell us that the excitement of playing together was great. Further also the great music was presented with a high class. The conductors Alex van Beveren, Joe Yamaji and the leader Bidur Sharma Gautam guided the musicians from many countries with a steady hand.

Tommaso Napoli, WFAO board member from Italy, has provided us with some pictures and videos from the project.