It has been announced today that the New York-based conductor-less Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has been awarded the $400,000 Andrew W Mellon Foundation grant - to be used for the establishment of an orchestral apprenticeship programme.
The grant will be administered over a 3 year period and will be used for the implementation of the 'Next Generation Orpheus' apprenticeship programme - which will facilitate pre-professional musicians working alongside the orchestral members.
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ADELE ANTHONY & GIL SHAHAM | SARASATE | NAVARRA | ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | 2008
Founded in 1972 on the principles of inclusiveness and empowerment, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble has build a world-wide reputation for their collaborative leadership style - in which the musicians, not a conductor, interpret the score.