University of London Orchestra
The University of London Symphony Orchestra is widely recognised as one of the leading student orchestras in the UK. Founded in 1955, ULSO was established to provide students from the diverse academic backgrounds of the University of London’s component colleges with the opportunity to play together.
The orchestra seeks to provide students with the unique opportunity to study and perform some of the most challenging symphonic repertoire to the highest standard, catering both for those wishing to continue and develop their performance skills whilst completing degrees in non-musical subjects, as well as attracting members seeking to pursue careers in professional music.
Repertoire highlights of recent seasons include Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie, Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 and Stravinsky Rite of Spring. In addition, the orchestra has worked alongside world-class soloists such as Nicola Benedetti, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, and Tom Poster.
Music Director – Daniel Capps
Daniel Capps made his debut with New York City Ballet in October 2011 and, following several further invitations over the winter season, was appointed as Conductor in July 2012.
Daniel first conducted for dance with the Royal Ballet, making his main stage debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in May 2008, where he has been a regular guest ever since. Daniel’s work with the Royal Ballet has received much critical acclaim and has been broadcast on both television and ‘Big Screens’ in the UK and abroad, including a DVD release of Wayne McGregor’s ballet Chroma.
He has also toured with the Royal Ballet and NYCB to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Denmark and the USA, conducting at venues such as the Beijing National Theatre, Tiananmen Square, the Kennedy Center, Washington, the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo and the Gran Teatro, Havana. In June 2011 Daniel made his debut with the National Ballet of Canada, conducting Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Daniel graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music and in 2012 was made an Associate (ARAM).