The DMU Orchestra Summer Concert is coming

The DMU Orchestra are hosting a summer concert that is packed full of amazing music from many talented artists.

The concert will take place on Sunday 10 June at 3pm in the Grand Hall, St Martins Square.

Tickets are just £5 and can be reserved by emailing or alternatively can be purchased on the door on the day. (Cash only – no card)

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This year’s concert features both the DMU Orchestra and the DMU Chorus, and allows them to showcase their phenomenal talent.

DMU Music are delighted to welcome internationally-renowned Violinist and Conductor Adrian Varela who is also a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Adrian studied conducting with the legendary Lorin Maazel at Interlochen, USA and is the Conductor and Artistic Director of The Polish National Youth Orchestra POM LYO and of the One Tree Hill Sinfonia, London.

Adrian has a remarkable past having lived through civil unrest and the military dictatorship of the 1970’s in Uruguay and also joined thousands of others to help tear down the Berlin wall in 1989.

Adrian said: “I’m looking forward to this fantastic concert where we celebrate the achievements of DMU students playing side by side with professionals from the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra.

“I am also really looking forward to being able to perform the new work of DMU student Ashley Simons and also classical favourite by Beethoven and Handel.”

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Concert Programme

Handel: ‘Zadok the Priest’ – The DMU Orchetra’s very first performance of DMU’s graduation anthem with the DMU Chamber Choir. Zadok the Priest is also the inspiration behind the UEFA Champions League Anthem.

Parry: ‘I Was Glad’ – 2018 is the 100th anniversary of Parry’s death and ‘I Was Glad’ has been performed at every Royal Coronation since the reign of Charles 1st.

DMU student Ashley Simons ‘A Mothers Prayer’ – the piece is developed to portray the emotional family bonds, this is highlighted through the score by a rich sense of harmony and fluidity to create a dream-like effect.

Beethoven Symphony No.7 - An exuberant powerhouse of vitality and energy filled with ambitious intention right from the very beginning.

The concert is scheduled at the end of the academic year and in the lead up to the graduation ceremonies, and has a very celebratory feel to it.

Posted on Tuesday 15th May 2018

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