February 2018 – #APOdances gets rousing world premiere
Our latest concert saw the world premiere of Roger May’s ‘Dancing in the Elements’ – the start of what we hope will be a major collaboration with dancers in Reading.
We recorded the performance of the new work and will soon be making it available to local dance schools, with a view to staging a choreographed performance within the next two years, as part of another programme of orchestral music for dancing.
Roger’s new work and performances of Marquez and Rachmaninov were much appreciated by the audience of over 300, including the reviewer from The Henley Standard.
We also exhibited works from local artists at the concert venue.
November 2017 – APO octet to perform in Düsseldorf
We’re delighted to have received word that the City of Düsseldorf has agreed to generously support a concert by APO wind players, led by our Music Director, Andrew Taylor. The concert will take place at the beautiful Schloss Eller, just outside the city. It’s part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Düsseldorf’s official twinning with Reading. Earlier this year, the octet performed at Reading Town Hall for the civic ceremony celebrating 70 years of friendship with Düsseldorf.
We’re greatly honoured to have been given this opportunity and will perform a programme including Mozart and at least one contemporary piece. The concert will also feature the brilliant Düsseldorf-based guitarist, Arturo Castro.