University of Stirling Orchestra
Finlandia – Sibelius
Cello: Alice Allen
Conductor: Stephen Broad
Leader: Joëlle Broad
online at www.culturestirling.org/albert-halls
Formed in 1983 by a small group of amateur musicians, Stirling Orchestra now numbers 65 to 70 players. The membership is drawn largely from the Stirling area, although several come from much further afield, and embraces a wide range of backgrounds and professions, with retirees and full time parents as well as students from Stirling University. Stirling Orchestra performs two or three concerts a year in Stirling’s Albert Halls and presents eclectic repertoire ranging from the ‘classics’ to 20th century, film scores and more. Recent performances include a musical expedition to the South Pole, in which images from Scott’s ill-fated expedition provided the backdrop for Vaughan Williams’s Sinfonia Antartica, and a double matinee for families in which young children danced round the orchestra, while their older siblings filmed the performance and tried their hand at playing the instruments.
FROM THE ALBERT HALLS TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL: Stirling Orchestra were finalists of the recent BBC series
ALL TOGETHER NOW: THE GREAT ORCHESTRA CHALLENGE.
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Some programmes for recent concerts are available under the “concerts” page.