NCYM is the flagship Music School of Norfolk Music Hub and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.

Double Reed Workshops with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

This project will be in the form of two workshops to be held at the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians, The Arc, CNS School, Eaton Road, Norwich NR4 6PP; and a final performance in Norwich (venue tbc) of Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music.

Dates are as follows:

Workshop 1 Saturday 4th February           11am – 3.30pm                                                 Bassoons and Oboes

Workshop 2 Saturday 29th April                 11am – 2.30pm                                                Bassoons and Oboes

Workshop 3 Saturday 10th June                 12pm Rehearsal, 4pm Performance             Bassoons, Oboes, Horns, Trumpets & Percussion

We are extremely keen to involve as many Double Reed players as possible in this project, as well as trumpets, horns and percussionists. Handel’s original score was for 24 Oboes, 12 Bassoons, a Contra bassoon, nine natural Trumpets, nine natural horns and three pairs of Kettledrums!

The workshops will be run by professional musicians from the OAE and staff from NCYM.