OARE STRING ORCHESTRA The only specialist string orchestra in Kent. Based near Faversham.
From the beginning we recognised the importance of unbiased judging. None of the judges (there were always three) knew the names, or even the sex or nationality, of the composers. Each submitted score was given a code number, and each judge had one copy of every score. Nor were these details revealed until after the shortlist had been decided. All shortlisted works were performed at the OSO Competition Concerts where the final decision of the Judges, the Audience, and the Orchestra was made. Sometimes Judges, Audience, and Orchestra agreed, but not always. The Competitions were hard work for judges, players, and the organisers, but were great fun. The final play-off was always an exciting occasion. From these competitions has emerged a handful of works that deserve a place in the concert repertoire. One work has already been performed in Belgium, Holland and Denmark, and others have become standard works in OSO’s repertoire. (A list of winning works is available here.) Three works were shortlisted and were performed at the concert on September 29th. 2012 They were Meditation by Stephen Dankner, Concertino by Marcus Blunt, and Landscape by Rory Freckleton. We are pleased to announce that prizes were awarded as follows: Judges' Prize: Concertino by Marcus Blunt Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize: Landscape by Rory Freckleton
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OARE STRING ORCHESTRA The only specialist string orchestra in Kent. Based near Faversham.
From the beginning we recognised the importance of unbiased judging. None of the judges (there were always three) knew the names, or even the sex or nationality, of the composers. Each submitted score was given a code number, and each judge had one copy of every score. Nor were these details revealed until after the shortlist had been decided. All shortlisted works were performed at the OSO Competition Concerts where the final decision of the Judges, the Audience, and the Orchestra was made. Sometimes Judges, Audience, and Orchestra agreed, but not always. The Competitions were hard work for judges, players, and the organisers, but were great fun. The final play-off was always an exciting occasion. From these competitions has emerged a handful of works that deserve a place in the concert repertoire. One work has already been performed in Belgium, Holland and Denmark, and others have become standard works in OSO’s repertoire. (A list of winning works is available here.) Three works were shortlisted and were performed at the concert on September 29th. 2012 They were Meditation by Stephen Dankner, Concertino by Marcus Blunt, and Landscape by Rory Freckleton. We are pleased to announce that prizes were awarded as follows: Judges' Prize: Concertino by Marcus Blunt Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize: Landscape by Rory Freckleton
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