Saturday, September 19, 2015

Autumn Concert 2015

Music from the Movies

A concert show-casing the film music of 

John Williams

Saturday 10th October, 7.30pm,St Mary's Church, Thatcham
Conductor: Robert Roscoe

To include music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, War Horse
Superman and Harry Potter along with some other film favourites,
Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean and a bit of James Bond of course.

Featuring violinist Maxime Morise, playing the hauntingly beautiful theme from Schindler's List.

Scroll down to read about our Soloist, Maxime Morise

Tickets are £10 and £8 in advance, £12 and £10 on the door, U18s £2, available from Orchestra members, Lilys Boutique,in the Kingsland Centre, Thatcham and online using the link below. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Maxime Morise

Maxime Morise is a French violinist studying at the Royal College of Music under the tuition of Radu Blidar, whilst also continuing his studies of the last 5 years with Richard Schmoucler, the founder of the Sirba Octet, in France.
He began playing the violin at the age of 4, and found early success as a soloist when invited to perform on “Qui est Qui?”, a program broadcasted nationally by France 2.
Maxime moved to London in 2014 after gaining the “Diplôme d'Etudes Musicales” from the CRR in Rueil Malmaison, and also studied at the CRR in Boulogne in the class of Chrisophe Poiget where he completed the “Cycle d'Orientation Professionnelle”.

Maxime has performed internationally as both a soloist and chamber musician in such locations as Italy and Santa Barbara USA, and was also asked to perform for the official reception of the French Ambassador to Rome at the Palais Farnèse in 2013, playing a varied program of Mozart and Edith Piaf. Indeed, Maxime enjoys a variety of musical styles; in 2013 he performed as a guest soloist with the French pop group “les Poppys”.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tour of Belgium 2015

A short record of Beenham Wind Orchestra's Tour in May 2015. We stayed in a very welcoming hotel on Blankenberge and played concerts in Bruges, Ypres, where we attended the Menin Gate ceremony but didn't play this time, and De Panne, which didn't quite work out as planned but we received wonderful hospitality from the town.