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:

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

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.

Kathmandu Orchestra Project

In 2014, WFAO is making an extra effort to support the rising orchestra society in Kathmandu and Nepal. The 19th of April, the local orchestras Crescendo International Orchestra, Annapurna Chamber Orchestra and Nepal Police School of Music will join forces with musicians from Italy, Belgium, Japan, India, China, Germany and Korea to make a wonderful orchestra project. The orchestras will be conducted by Joe Yamaji and Alex Van Beveren. Kathmandu’s local force to arrange this project is Bidur Sharma Gautam.

World Amateur Orchestra in Milan 2015

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras are planning a major event during the Milan EXPO 2015. From the 17th to the 22nd of September 2015 there will be arranged a World Amateur Orchestra, with youth and amateur orchestra musicians from all over the world. The local partners are the Italian Amateur Music Association (AIMA) and Festival MITO SettembreMusica. Representatives from WFAO, Alex van Beveren, Tommaso Napoli (also president of AIMA) and Daniel Kellerhals (president of EOFed) have been in talks with MITO, and the details of the project are being worked out at this time. Later, we will announce more information about the orchestra and how to participate.

The WFAO wishes to rectify the following oversight in the Minutes of the Toyohashi General Assembly: Under Item 7 - Elections, Gerbrand Kotting’s name was accidentally omitted from the list of board members standing for re-election. Mr. Kotting was re-elected for a second term as WFAO board member, and he rejoins the board as representative of FASO and EOFed. WFAO is thrilled to have Mr. Kotting’s continued support as board member in this very exciting chapter of WFAO’s global expansion.

- David Ramael, President WFAO