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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
Lana Adkin

World class experience for Nottingham students under partnership with BBC Concert Orchestra

The BBC Concert Orchestra has announced a partnership with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. The partnership will give students experiences with world-class performance, composition and production.

It will also reach schools and local communities through projects designed to improve quality of life and wellbeing of people in Nottingham. It will begin with a year-long filmmaking and scoring project, involving students from both universities.

The project will culminate in workshops with BBC Concert Orchestra musicians and BAFTA and multi-Emmy Award-winning composer, George Fenton. There will also be improvisation workshops with renowned musicians and composers.

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A new BBC Radio 3 Recital Series including New Generation Artists will be recorded in collaboration with students in Djanogly and University Halls, and there are plans for further broadcast programmes as the partnership develops.

With the BBC Concert Orchestra partnership Nottingham's students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and gain industry experience that will increase their employability. The partnership will start with a two-week BBC Concert Orchestra Residency, placing the BBC production activity at the heart of research and training programmes.

The students will be able to develop new pathways to highly skilled technical roles in the broadcast industry, as well as create new research and development opportunities, focusing on areas such as the social impact of music, digital technologies in music practice and audience engagement.

From 2025 the BBC Concert Orchestra’s administrative base will be at the East Bank. The ensemble will continue to perform and rehearse in venues in London, across the UK and as part of this new long-term partnership in Nottingham. Rather than moving the orchestra to a single base away from London, this approach helps the BBC to secure a creatively and financially sustainable future for it, allowing the team to explore all available opportunities.

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