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Prelude to the 600th: less than one week to go.

University of St Andrews Symphony Orchestra 21 April 2011, Younger Hall, 7.30pm. The culmination of an eighteen-month search for a new orchestral work to celebrate the 600th Anniversary, this concert isn’t to be missed. Alongside three world premieres, the University … Continue reading

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Romanticism and Organicism

The University of St Andrews was lucky enough to have Jeremy Thurlow — a Cambridge based composer, who, incidentally, has been very supportive of the competition — visit last week.  His work was performed at two concerts by the Fitzwilliam … Continue reading

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University issue press release

The University Press Office have issued a media release under the title ‘University of St Andrews challenging young composers to sound the 600th’.  We’re hoping that this will prove useful, both in terms of attracting coverage for the competition itself, … Continue reading

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On ‘the amateur orchestra’

I’ve recently finished reading Stuart Feder’s The Life of Charles Ives, in the Cambridge Musical Lives series. Ives has become, since the Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Unanswered Question eighteen months ago, something of a favourite of mine. I can’t … Continue reading

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Cairn o Mohr to provide wine bar

We are happy to report that further support has been secured for the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Composition Competition. Cairn o Mohr, a Perthshire based producer of award winning Fruit Wine, has been added to our growing list … Continue reading

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The term begins…

As we enter into term time in St Andrews, preparations are underway for the start of rehearsals. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses once a week for two to three hours, generally with two added intensive all-day weekend sessions each term. Auditions … Continue reading

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Fairmont St Andrews offer support to competition

We are delighted to announce that Fairmont St Andrews have kindly agreed to support the 600th Anniversary Composition Competition. As such, the entrants whose works are shortlisted for judging at our concert of 21 Apr 2011 will, on that evening, … Continue reading

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