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Rambert Orchestra

The Rambert Orchestra boasts some of London’s finest ensemble players, who tour the UK to accompany all of Rambert’s performances in the large-scale regional theatres. Rambert Orchestra grew out of Rambert’s former associate orchestra, London Musici, which first appeared with Rambert, under Mark Stephenson, in 1994.

Rambert is known for its wide-ranging dance repertoire. Rambert seeks to promote a variety of new young choreographers, as well as bring established international choreographers to the UK, and mine the extensive archive for older classics. Musically, the repertoire is just as diverse, and Rambert Orchestra readily turns its hand to a huge range of styles. In recent seasons the Rambert Music Fellows have provided a number of significant new works: Gavin Higgins’ What Wild Ecstasy was commissioned for New Music 2012 as a response to Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi (played in a new orchestration by Mark Bowden). Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s Quark Dances received dozens of performances in 2014 and 2015, as part of Mark Baldwin’s ballet The Strange Charm of Mother Nature. In recent years Rambert Orchestra has also received critical praise for performances of Bach, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Mahler, Wagner, Schubert and Cole Porter.

David Cohen, Paul Hoskins and Rambert Orchestra gave the premiere of Katharsis at the Spitalfields Festival in June 2014.

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