Bringing to life the sounds of history was a central vision of The Band’s founder, Caroline Brown. But so too was the desire to pass on that passion to future generations. Educating the classical musicians of tomorrow forms a substantive part of The Band’s work.
Throughout 2020 youth orchestras across the UK will be coached to perform Beethoven symphonies.
The Beethoven Youth Orchestras project will give up to 600 young musicians aged 11-18 the opportunity to learn from and play with principal players from a professional orchestra, inspiring a passion for Beethoven.
Principal Players of
THE HANOVER BAND
Young Musicians from
Youth Orchestras in Manchester: Bury / Stockport / Trafford
HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.
BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.
THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.