Entries by London Firebird Orchestra

All That Jazz

Marsha Hammel’s oil painting Rehearsing the Gershwin Songbook captures the spirit of the jazz age as this new wave of music swept through the early 20th century United States and which will be brought to life as part of Firebird’s all American evening on 12 June…

Music from the New World

We have a great opportunity to hear masterworks from the United States with Firebird’s all American evening as the concluding concert in the 2017/18 Season. We investigate more about this exciting music from the other side of the pond…

Musician of the Month: Chris Quaid

Irish violinist Chris Quaid has recently brought his experience as an orchestral musician to the London Firebird Orchestra. Today we hear his story… Can you tell us something about your musical training and professional development. I’m currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Jan Repko for a Masters in Performance. I previously studied […]

Firebird Composer of the Year Competition 2018

The next concert ‘Firebird Flies to the States’ on 12 June will include the World Premiére of a new work by the winner of the Firebird Composer of the Year Competition 2018. The Winner’s Prize will consist of £500 plus a live début public performance of the composition by London Firebird Orchestra conducted by Michael Thrift. An AV recording […]

Stars of the Show

As well as some fabulous music, Firebird’s next concert on 25 March will include some of the brightest stars of the classical music circuit… Firebird’s Little Surprise at Kings Place on Sunday 25 March is being staged in collaboration with the London Chamber Music Society and will feature three fantastic stars of the music scene in four of the most […]

Composers of Tomorrow

Firebird’s unique outreach collaboration with Middlesex University culminates in a masterclass and a concert this month featuring some of the exciting up and coming composers of tomorrow… Dr François Evans, Associate Professor in music at Middlesex University gives an overview of the residency with London Firebird Orchestra Since 2013 London Firebird Orchestra has been Orchestra […]

Surprising Music

There are some surprises in store at Firebird’s next concert on 25 March including one of the most extraordinary moments in the musical repertoire in a symphony by the Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn. Many of Haydn’s 106 symphonies were given titles including ‘The Paris’, ‘The Farewell’, ‘The Drumroll’ and ‘The Hen’. But Symphony No. 94 […]

Musician of the Month: Ariane Alexander

Canadian viola player Ariane Alexander has been playing with London Firebird Orchestra for over three years now and is involved in a range of orchestral and chamber music activities internationally. Today we hear her story… Let’s start by hearing about your music training… I began studying violin at age 8 in a school program in […]