Rising Stars 2018
Saturday 24 March 2018, 15:00
Conductor - Jon Malaxetxebarria
Since 2004, Solihull Symphony Orchestra has organised an annual Rising Stars programme each spring. The programme allows a small number of talented young local musicians the opportunity to perform a movement from a concerto, an aria, a song cycle or something similar with a full orchestra - usually for the first time. The performance is not a competition - it is an informal family affair and always attracts a large audience of family, friends and regular concert goers. It is open to all musicians of school age living or studying in or very near Solihull.
When considering applying, it is best to consider music which is out of copyright, as this can usually be hired more easily. Please bear in mind that any additional costs (parts for contemporary music, performing rights payments, the sourcing of unusual works, and any specialist supporting musicians) may have to be borne by the Rising Stars themselves.
Recruitment for Rising Stars begins in the Autumn of each year - please contact us if you would like further information.
Applicants are asked to provide a short biography (250 words) and a small selection of high quality photographs (at least 2 Mb file size), both with and without instrument, to be used in publicity materials. These may sometimes be grouped into a composite - see examples from previous years for ideas. Imaginative and unusual shots are welcome (see the 2008 poster for examples) - but please ensure that photographs are taken with a good digital camera, ideally against a light, uncluttered background. Photographs taken by a professional photographer or in a studio are preferred where possible.
Rising Stars 2018 Key Dates
November / December 2017 - auditions
31 December 2017 - final date for payment of non-refundable fee (£50) by successful applicants.
February / March 2018 - Rising Stars rehearsals
Saturday 24 March 2018 - Rising Stars Concert
All successful applicants will be required to agree to a simple contract which is included with the form.
updated August 2017
See Gallery for more details of all past concerts.
Rising Stars 2016
Rising Stars 2015
Rising Stars 2014
Rising Stars 2013
Rising Stars 2012
Rising Stars 2011
Rising Stars 2008
Rising Stars 2007
Solihull News letters page 9 March 2007