- Date: 30 June 2011
- Area: Midlands
sinfonia ViVa perform at the 2010 ABO conference. Credit: Alan Fletcher
The BBC and LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) have unveiled plans for a weekend festival celebrating orchestral music across the UK as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Music Nation will take place on 3 and 4 March next year, and will showcase the best of the UK's musical talent through ambitious and innovative partnerships and musical performances.
The concerts in the region are:
The weekend is a key part of the 2012 Festival and will see the formation of the world's biggest youth orchestra.
Beth Noble, Arts Council England's Relationship Manager, Music said: 'I'm delighted to see the East Midlands represented on a national platform and some of our ensembles taking part in this once in a lifetime event. Such innovative projects confirm that both our amateur and professional orchestras in the region are thriving and can cut the mustard on an international stage. I would encourage people in the region support all of the projects - even if you have never been tempted by classical music before. This is a great opportunity to experience some of the fine musical talent that the East Midlands has on offer.'
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