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June '24 recap

6th: Four days at the start of the month were in intensive rehearsals culminating on this day with the final concert of the year by Bristol University Symphony Orchestra. I played Brahms Symphony No.1 and Copland's Appalachian Spring as well…

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May '24 recap

April was so busy it actually finished on the 1st of May, so following on from that I will begin with…

Saturday 4th May: I auditioned to conduct one of the large orchestras at the university… and was invited to…

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April '24 recap

April was a whirlwind of a month and as such I will only mention a few highlights!

Friday 12th: I watched the LSO for the first time in my life as they toured to Bristol's new concert hall, the Bristol…

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March '24 recap

2nd: working again with Shui Mo, this time with the whole ensemble. Amazing to meet so many new musicians - people playing Shakuhachi, Taegum, Erhu, Sheng, Guzheng, and myself on cello. I'm starting to write my own piece for the…

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February '24 recap

For such a short month, February was busy!

2nd: Travelled to Gloucester Cathedral for my second time playing music from the Harry Potter films with the International Film Orchestra.

10th: Draco Duo (the cello and piano group my wife and…

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January '24 recap

After a busy autumn tidying up Bax's Spring Fire (see owenorchestration.com/editions) it was back to ‘normal’ life!

14th: January began with my third SoundWorld concert.

16th+17th: I've started playing in a new group. This was a workshop of Erhu…

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Monthly Recap: June

Unlike May, June was a hive of activity!

On the 4th, my composition Lunar Leonardo was premiered by Symphonic Philharmonic in Bristol. One member of the orchestra cleverly spotted my use of morse code in the opening! The piece is…

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Monthly Recap: May

Being the exam season, life in Bristol was a little quieter than usual. However, preparations were underway for the premiere of Lunar Leonardo at Victoria Methodist Church, Bristol. On the 23rd I sat in on the first rehearsal of the…

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Upcoming Performance Alert!

Lunar Leonardo, for orchestra, will be premiered by the Bristol University Symphonia orchestra on Sunday 4th July in Victoria Methodist Church, Bristol (at 6pm!) More details can be found on their Facebook page.

Lunar Leonardo was written for the…

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Monthly Recap: April 2023

April brought a varied set of challenges. After the Easter holiday I returned to rehearsals with Bristol University's Symphony Orchestra, beginning their summer series and working on Eric Coates' fabulous light orchestral music. 

A new set of rehearsals began, this…

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About

George Owen is a classically-trained composer, orchestrator, arranger, cellist, and conductor from the South-West of England. He currently lives in South Wales. His works have been played across the UK and abroad by amateurs and professionals alike, and he has spent more than a decade performing on stage - whether it's cello, piano, or conducting. 

George is seasoned and experienced and knows how to pull off a concert with aplomb. He is currently studying a PhD in Composition at the University of Bristol, where his pieces focus on people from, places in, and events that happened in Bristol. He is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Distinction in MMus Orchestral Performance) and of the University of Bristol (First Class Honours in BA Music). 

Owen Orchestration exists to supply high-quality music to a variety of classical music groups. This music has been specially selected, arranged, and presented with the aim of pleasing the audience of your concerts. 

The experience is as convenient for you as possible. All PDFs come 'ready-to-print'. Programme notes can be found on the website and once downloaded you can copy-paste them into the word editor of your choice. A catalogue is available for perusal from the 'Shop' page.

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