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Daisy's in the Parks!

What fun to be performing regularly at Daisy's in the Park, in both the Pinner and Radlett locations.  These lovely bistros are set into beautiful parks, so a stroll before or after supper is recommended.  I'm a one-woman-show there, crooning classics from the American Songbook, and I bring along my flute, too.  Please check my calendar for the next date at Daisy's.

Announcing: the NHO Film Music and Performance Weekend! - August 20, 2017

Stop press!  On the back of their sell-out concerts the Notting Hill Orchestra for Film Music announces the NHO Film Music and Performance Workshop, a weekend music course for the study and performance of Film and TV music. Participants will engage in a weekend of specialized classes of sectional rehearsals and large ensemble, aimed at learning and performing classic and contemporary Film and TV music as well as fine-tuning their overall music skills. 

When:  October 21st-22nd, 2017

More information and application form to be found on this link:

J'adore Lodore! - July 30, 2017

The Lodore Ensemble played two special programmes in July.  At St. Olave's Hart Street our guest violinist Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones played a fiery rendition of Stravinsky's Suite Italienne.  Soprano Jacqueline Dias sang two stunning songs from Handel's Nine Arias, and later joined the ensemble for our own arrangement of Piazzolla's Oblivion.  As per usual, masterful pianist Margaret Ozanne spun her magic throughout the entire programme.  

At the Foundling Museum we were delighted to perform in the beautiful Picture Gallery.  Composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg, who was commissioned to wrote our new repertory piece 'The Lodore Falls of Borrowdale' especially for us, was in attendance with her husband composer and music teacher Paul Hopkins.  It was a very special event for all of us. 

Notting Hill Orchestra for Film Music - July 30, 2017

The Notting Hill Orchestra for Film Music has been playing fantastic programmes of late.  Our last event, the Summer Film Music Gala, saw us play two world premieres, as well as classic film scores.  I was thrilled to perform an original vocal arrangement by Nelson Riddle, 'I Got Rhythm', written for one of his collaborations with Ella Fitzgerald. This arrangement dates from 1959.  

Our collaboration with neo-classical film composer Ilan Eshkeri has been remarkable. The orchestra will be continuing our exploration of Eshkeri's work in our Winter Film Music Gala on December 16th.  More exciting information about this event TBA...

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