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Workshop 5: 3 March 2014

Global perspectives on the ‘orchestra’: Workshop 5

Writing about orchestras, playing in orchestras

Institute of Musical Research, University of London, 3 March 2014

Workshop timetable

The fifth workshop in the ‘Global perspectives on the “orchestra”‘ project took place at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London on 3 March 2014. It focused on writing about and on playing in orchestras. The workshop aimed to share insights from both practitioner and researcher perspectives.

Issues discussed included the orchestra as a prestige economy and heirarchial structures within the symphony orchestra. There was a session for contributors to the edited book project and a practical gamelan workshop. The workshop concluded with tea and a general discussion.