Music for Dance: Orchestras for All Season 2017-2018

In our 2017-2018 Season, Music and Dance: Rhythm of Life, we are going to explore musical works rooted in dance. Our programme will range from courtly ballet music to famous orchestral compositions inspired by folk dance, to a brand new commission featuring cutting edge electronic dance music for DJ and orchestra.

This season, we’re all going to get up and move, experiencing great music from the inside out. We’re going to create dance music ourselves and propose to do so in partnership with an exciting national dance organisation, One Dance UK, with courses and workshops in Yorkshire, the Midlands, Scotland and London.

Throughout the season we’ll be exploring what young orchestral musicians and young dancers can learn from each other. In the process, we want to open up a complementary art form to our disadvantaged 11-18 year old players, whose cultural horizons are often narrow through no fault of their own.

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National Orchestra for All Summer Course

29 July to 1 August 2017

University of Leeds and First Direct Arena, Leeds

Performance at First Direct Arena at 4pm on 1 August 2017


National Orchestra for All Winter Sessions

4-5 November 2017 at Warwick Arts Centre

25-26 November 2017 at Cecil Sharp House, London

9-10 December 2017 at Dance Base, Edinburgh

Modulo Regional Meets

2 March 2018 at Firth Hall, Sheffield

6 March 2018 at Z-arts, Manchester

13 March 2018 at Cecil Sharp House, London

27 March 2018 at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Conductors for Change Conducting Day 1

27 February 2018 at George Salter Academy, West Bromwich

24 May 2018 at KEVICC, Totnes

National Orchestra for All Spring Course

4 to 5 April 2018

Octagon Centre, Sheffield

Performance at 4pm on 5 April 2018


Conductors for Change Conducting Day 2

12 June 2018 at George Salter Academy, West Bromwich

4 July 2018 at KEVICC, Totnes

Modulo National Meets

26 and 27 June 2018 at Cecil Sharp House, London

Performance on each day at 3pm