WHO ARE WE?
The Studio Orchestra is a newly formed 65-80 piece professional symphony orchestra dedicated to the performance of music from film, theatre and T.V.
Founded by our Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Jack Campey, the orchestra's aim is to showcase the glorious music of the visual arts - mainly film, theatre, TV. It is only in the past 10 years or so that this music has risen from the depths of neglect and begun to be appreciated the world over. We still aim to grow appreciation and audiences for this multifaceted genre of music and share the joy this music brings to so many.
Importantly The Studio Orchestra provides a platform to showcase the talents of music creatives around the world who inject so much passion and dedication to their craft, whether this be composers, orchestrators or arrangers - they have all spent a lifetime developing their craft and talent.Their music has a life beyond the original film, theatre and TV release so we're here to put their art form front and centre.
The orchestra is made up from some of the best freelance professional musicians in the UK. Each musician brings their own musicality, experience and style which helps give that special sound to the orchestra. We are keen to grow within the UK music industry as well act as an important bridge between popular and classical music.
THE DEBUT CONCERT
On the 20th September 2019 The Studio Orchestra performed 'The Music of John Williams - In Concert' in the grand setting of Cheltenham Town Hall. With their instantly recognisable themes and breath taking beauty, five-time Oscar winner John Williams’ legendary scores have continued to inspire and capture the hearts of audiences by bringing to life some of the most successful films of all time. The capacity audience were treated to an unforgettable evening of musical adventure though some of John Williams’ most famous and well-loved films scores including: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, E.T. and many more!'
The reaction to this concert has been phenomenal with countless social media comments praising the quality of the orchestra, the programme of music and the high production values. The spontaneous standing ovation at the end said it all and we are so proud of what we have achieved with this first concert. We're looking forward to our future.
AIMS & ASPIRATION
Our ultimate aim is to tour original concert programmes around the UK in multiple concert venues and hopefully one day perform outside of the UK in some of the world's best concert halls.
In the near future we would like to perform at least 50 concerts a year, building an audience and appreciation for this genre as we go.
If successful we also aim to start within the next two years an educational outreach programme. We are firm believers that music changes lives for good, and we believe this starts from an early age and never ends. Music can play a pivotal role in shaping a child's life, giving them skills that social media and games consoles could never do. By giving young and disadvantaged children the opportunity to hear and experience the full force of an orchestra we hope that it will inspire them to pick up an instrument and continue to grow with music for years to come. Music is for ALL!
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