2014, 2015, 2016...
New Mozart Orchestra increased its activities in the south of Buckinghamshire year-on-year, and was rewarded by a successful bid to Arts Council England becoming resident orchestra of the High Wycombe district. Bucks New University also conferred residency status on NMO where events take place regularly.
John Lewis Partnership became NMO's latest sponsor.
Dawn Stokoe, JLP Community Liaison Co-ordinator, presenting the cheque in the High Wycombe store to Artistic Director, Clive Fairbairn.
At the same time and for the same purpose NMO was awarded further generous funding by:
The Rothschild Foundation
Buckinghamshire Community Foundation
NMO presents public concerts in several High Wycombe venues as part of its Residency of the district and the university, including the Town Hall (Wycombe Swan), Bucks New University (Events Hall), and the Archer Recital Hall (Wycombe Abbey).
NMO also performed specially designed schools' orchestral concerts in High Wycombe CE School, Beechview School, Hazlemere CE School, West Wycombe Combined, Hamilton School, Pipers Corner, Princes Risborough Primary, Frieth CE School, Holy Trinity School Marlow, The Downley School, Spinfield School Marlow, Millbrook Combined, Monks Risborough CE School, St John's Lacey Green, Carrington School, Flackwell Heath, St Paul's Wooburn Green, Butlers Court School, Tylers Green School, Maltmans Green School and Holtspur School.
Top local young wind players performed under the direction of oboist/conductor Jonathan Small at Wycombe Abbey, following a day of rehearsals and coaching by members of NMO. The programme consisted of Richard Strauss' renowned and challenging works for wind orchestra. Harry King, from Royal Grammar School, won the NMO's Composition Challenge 2015. 'Building an Orchestra' - the NMO's Arts Council England funded resource for primary schools - was presented to all schools listed above.