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NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


BIO: The National Symphony Orchestra dates back to the 1940's and is today one of the most successful and exciting free-lance orchestras in the UK. We have worked with world class artists from classical to pop, on many blockbuster film sets, on numerous private and corporate events and are fortunate to be regularly invited overseas to countries including Europe, Scandinavia and Russia! The National Symphony Orchestra, run by Anne Collis since 1985, chooses its players not only for their musical talent and technical ability, but also for their desire to give of their best at all times - those who love performing music! This enthusiasm conveys itself very clearly to audiences, who always respond positively. The Orchestra prides itself on its diversity and ability to give crowd pleasing performces whether it be a small group of musicians to an intimate audience or a full 80-piece orchestra at an outdoor event. The National Symphony Orchestra are delighted to be Katherine Jenkins’ orchestra for live concerts and UK tours. We also regularly accompany Hayley Westenra, Nicky Spence, Blake, Russell Watson, Goldfrapp, Gardar Cortes, Lesley Garrett, Kiri te Kanawa, Alfie Boe and Vanessa Mae.

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The Menil Collection's New Exhibition Features The Crossing In David Lang Soundscape, Photo The Menil Collection's New Exhibition Features The Crossing In David Lang Soundscape, Specters Of Noon
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2020

GRAMMY Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang has written an interactive soundscape, specters of noon, for The Menil Collection's new exhibition Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon, on exhibit through June 2021. ...
Carolyn Surrick And Ronn McFarlane Release New Album 'Fermi's Paradox' On Sono Luminu Photo Carolyn Surrick And Ronn McFarlane Release New Album 'Fermi's Paradox' On Sono Luminus
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2020

Sono Luminus announces Fermi's Paradox, a new album from viola da gambist Carolyn Surrick and lutenist Ronn McFarlane, with guest percussionist Jackie Moran, to be released worldwide on November 20, 2020. ...
Zachary James To Debut Visual Album: CALL OUT Photo Zachary James To Debut Visual Album: CALL OUT
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2020

Acclaimed opera and Broadway performer Zachary James will debut CALL OUT, simultaneous visual and audio albums of works composed by women, to be released December, 2020. James is joined on the album by pianist, Charity Wicks, cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, theorboist, Brandon Acker, steel guitarist, Kevi...
Oh Land Releases New Single in Collaboration With UNICEF Photo Oh Land Releases New Single in Collaboration With UNICEF
by TV News Desk - September 21, 2020

Oh Land (Nanna Øland Fabricius) is excited to release her new single “Wild Girls, Wild Boys”, written and recorded for UNICEF Denmark in association with Unicef’s upcoming education project in Ethiopia....
Ani Glass Announces New EP 'Ynis Araul' Photo Ani Glass Announces New EP 'Ynis Araul'
by TV News Desk - September 21, 2020

Ani Glass announces her new 'Ynys Araul' EP released through Recordiau Neb on the 11th of September....
Ryan Shaw's 'Strong Men Can' Out Today Photo Ryan Shaw's 'Strong Men Can' Out Today
by TV News Desk - September 17, 2020

The first single from Multi GRAMMY®-nominated vocal powerhouse Ryan Shaw’s forthcoming album IMAGINING MARVIN has its worldwide premiere today via Soul Tracks....
'Peter Mulvey with SistaStrings: Live at the Cafe Carpe' to Be Released October 9 Photo 'Peter Mulvey with SistaStrings: Live at the Cafe Carpe' to Be Released October 9
by TV News Desk - September 10, 2020

Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember....
Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Release Album and Film Photo Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Release Album and Film
by TV News Desk - August 28, 2020

Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 is at long last available in stores and across digital platforms worldwide. ...
Ryan Shaw's New Studio Album IMAGINING MARVIN Set for November Release Photo Ryan Shaw's New Studio Album IMAGINING MARVIN Set for November Release
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2020

Multi GRAMMY®-nominated vocal powerhouse Ryan Shaw's new studio album IMAGINING MARVIN is set for a November 27th release via Shaw's own FORM (Fans Of Real Music) Records with distribution by Broadway Records. Inspired by one of Shaw's idols, Marvin Gaye, IMAGINING MARVIN is the powerful new project...
BBC Proms Announce Program for LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Photo BBC Proms Announce Program for LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
by TV News Desk - August 24, 2020

In light of the recent speculation about the Last Night of the Proms, we are today announcing the programme for the concert....
Joshua Bell to Star in New PBS Special, 'Joshua Bell: At Home With Music' Photo Joshua Bell to Star in New PBS Special, 'Joshua Bell: At Home With Music'
by TV News Desk - August 11, 2020

Joshua Bell will star in a new PBS nationwide broadcast special, 'Joshua Bell: At Home With Music,' airing August 16, 2020, at 7PM ET/6PM CT, and available to stream here via the PBS website in the U.S. for two weeks afterwards. ...
Bang on a Can Announces Third Bang on a Can Marathon Live Online Photo Bang on a Can Announces Third Bang on a Can Marathon Live Online
by TV News Desk - July 14, 2020

Bang on a Can will present its third Bang on a Can Marathon – Live Online – on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 3-9pm ET. ...
VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Performs Socially Distanced Concert in LA's Paramour Mansion Photo VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Performs Socially Distanced Concert in LA's Paramour Mansion
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2020

Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright recently performed “Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session,” a concert performed acoustically with a socially distanced string section, piano and guitar to accompany him....
Ben Folds Releases New Single '2020' Photo Ben Folds Releases New Single '2020'
by TV News Desk - June 26, 2020

Ben Folds is releasing a new single today. '2020' is his take on what he describes as a 'rollercoaster year.'...