The Nanaimo Salon Orchestra is looking for musicians to form a new local community orchestra based in Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada)
The musical repertoire is mostly light classical dance music from the early 1800's to recent times. The music will be played in the style of a "salon orchestra" - where the musicians contribute their personal instrumental as a cohesive group and do not use a conductor.
The orchestra and will play at dances and Balls of vintage ballroom music and sometimes perform concerts.
The "salon orchestra" is flexible in its number of musicians. Sometimes a "full" orchestra similar to a small Chamber Orchestra - but often just a solo piano, or piano and a second or third instrument then up to
A full orchestra would consist of 14 musicans, but second "desks" are welcome. The sound & style is:-
3 - Woodwind = flute, clarinet (Bb) & bassoon
4 - Brass = French Horn (2), Cornet (trumpet) and Trombone
6 - Strings = V1, V2, Viola, Cello, Bass
Piano & Percussion
Guest vocalists and other guest instruments will be a part of of performance.
For remuneration musicians will share the proceeds of "gigs" but rehearsals will have to be for the love of the music.
If interested in playing, or being a supporter, or being a dancer please call Gordon at 778-269-0552 or (better yet) contact by email Gordon at email@example.com - subject Salon orch. Thanks.
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1. Nanaimo Suite 2. Lantzville Suite 3. Scillonia Suite
4. Canada Suite