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Orchestra News and Updates

Welcome to the orchestra news page, which we'll be using to keep players, parents and visitors up to date on any and all orchestra matters.

03.16 TYO's March Concert.

01.16 TYO's January Concert; Keith Cheetham has endowed the sponsorship of the principal percussion chair for four years.

10.15 Isolda Hawkes-Tan joins TYO as Administrator; Hani Madanat takes over as Chair of the Board of Trustees; Rebecca Bevan, Philip Viveash & Matthew O'Malley join the Board of Trustees.

09.15 Marianne Schofield joins TYO as the new Double Bass Coach.

07.15 TYO's Summer Concert.

06.15 Mr. & Mrs. Howard-Williams have endowed the sponsorship of the principal horn chair; Inglis Music Limited have endowed the sponsorship of the back desk of the second violins; the principal viola chair has been endowed in memory of Sam & Eileen Clarson for five years; Tim & Dorota Chrisp have endowed the sponsorship of the principal double bass chair; Peter Toyne, Rebecca Lacey, Hilda Clarke & Vanessa Ward leave the Board of Trustees.

04.15 Simon & Helen Hancock have endowed the sponsorship of the principal bassoon chair for five years.

03.15 TYO performs two Wider Opportunities concerts at The Rose Theatre, in conjunction with Kingston Music Service; 10 Year Anniversary Concert performance of Mahler 2 at the Barbican Centre

2015 TYO's Ten Year Anniversary!

12.14 TYO's Christmas Concert, in conjunction with Thames Concert Series

10.14 Jo Harvey joins TYO as temporary Administrator & Concert Manager

06.14 Simon & Elizabeth Bazalgette have endowed the sponsorship of the principal trumpet and principal cello chairs.

09.14 Marta Golding & Carlos Duque have endowed the sponsorship of the principal oboe chair.

05.14 Peter Nichols has endowed the sponsorship of the principal clarinet chair; Simon & Elizabeth Bazalgette have endowed the sponsorship of the principal trumpet and cello chairs; Sam & Eileen Clarson have endowed the sponsorship of the principal viola chair and Tim & Dorota Chrisp have endowed the sponsorship of the principal flute.

04.14 Inglis Music Limited has endowed the sponsorship of the inner chair on the back desk of the second violins.

03.14 Rebecca Lacey has endowed the sponsorship of the principal second violin chair.

03.14 TYO's Spring Concert.

03.14 TYO plays an educational concert in conjunction with Kingston Music Service at The Rose Theatre, with over 300 primary school students.

01.14 Thames Youth Sinfonia, TYO's training orchestra, is launched, with Khac-Uyen Nguyen as conductor.

01.14 Viola scheme starts with viola tutor, Khac-Uyen Nguyen, with three viola pupils.

01.14 TYO's January Concert.

08.13 Simon and Elizabeth Bazalgette have endowed the sponsorship of the principal double bass and principal trumpet chairs.

07.13 TYO's Summer Concert, featuring the three new harpists from our recent harp scheme.

07.13 Peter Nichols has endowed the sponsorship of the principal clarinet chair.

04.13 The harp programme starts, with three students learning to play orchestral harp with our new harp teacher, Alex Rider.

04.13 Inglis Music Limited has endowed the sponsorship of the inside chair of the back desk of the second violins.

03.13 Rose Mikardo has endowed the sponsorship of a trumpet chair.

23.03.13 TYO's Spring Concert

12.01.13 TYO's January Concert

01.13 Peter and Angela Toyne have endowed the sponsorship of the Leader's chair.

01.13 Michael Schofield has endowed the sponsorship of the principal viola chair.

10.12 Mr. & Mrs. Howard-Williams have endowed the sponsorship of the principal flute chair.

10.09.12 First rehearsal of 2012/13, and Carys Evans joins TYO as administrator.

03.09.12 TYO informal concert, and Hugo's goodbye to TYO!

23.08.12 - 31.08.12 TYO tour to Bilbao

05.12 Carlos Duque, father of TYO principal oboist Jesus, has endowed the sponsorship of the orchestra's Principal Cello chair.

05.12 Jane Ades has endowed the sponsorship of the timpani chair.

03.12 Rebecca Lacey has endowed the sponsorship of the leader of the second violin chair.

21.10.2011 David and Jackie Jillings, parents of former TYO principal trombonist Ed, have endowed the sponsorship of the orchestra's First Trombone chair.

21.10.2011 Paul Mitchell, director of music at Tiffin Girls' School, and his wife have made a substantial individual donation to the orchestra. We would like to thank Dr and Mrs Mitchell for their wonderful generosity.

21.10.2011 Sadly, the orchestra will not be putting on its customary Christmas concert this year. Instead, this year's first event will be the winter concert on Saturday 14th January 2012 at Kingston Parish Church (see Forthcoming concerts). Tickets for this event are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for children, seniors and students, with a special £20 family ticket available for 2 adults and 3 concessions - please email our orchestra administrator for more details.