A WARM WELCOME FOR THE LORD MAYOR OF LIVERPOOL
On 26th November the ODA had the pleasure of the company of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy at the Sunday Matinée concert at St George’s Hall. He and the Lady Mayoress enjoyed a programme of music by Brahms, Dvorak and Smetana topped off with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto performed by Dewi Tudor Jones. Councillor Kennedy’s first encounter with the ODA was in September when he kindly received our piano soloist, Pietro Fresa, and his family at the Town Hall along with Edward Peak, the orchestra’s conductor and artistic director and Valerie Warr, the orchestra’s manager, giving them a much-appreciated personalised guided tour.
GREAT NEWS FROM BOLOGNA
September’s soloist at St George’s Hall, Italian pianist Pietro Fresa, is in the news again. He has already achieved much by way of awards in his youthful career but has recently, within the space of 24 hours, won the Luigi Magone prize at the Conservatory of Bologna, gaining him a substantial scholarship but even more excitingly was selected by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to have an internship at the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Pietro made many new friends during his short stay in Liverpool and they are delighted to send him their best wishes and congratulations! What next?
RESIDENCY TO CONTINUE
The ODA’s residency at St George’s Hall in Liverpool is to extend well into 2018 with the announcement of more matinee concerts in the Small Concert Room.
- Sunday 25th February, 2018
- Sunday 2nd April, 2018
- Sunday 10th June, 2018
RSA FELLOWSHIP FOR VALERIE WARR
We are immensely proud to announce that ODA Manager, Valerie Warr has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts and offer her our enthusiastic congratulations. read more
WIRRAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
ODA Artistic Director Edward Peak has been honoured for his services to the Wirral community at a ceremony at Wallasey Town Hall. Edward has a wide range of talents and interests and many have been employed in the service of the people of Wirral. This well-deserved honour was bestowed on him by the Lord Mayor of Wirral, Steve Foulkes, at a dinner held on 11th March. Read on to to learn more about Edward’s many contributions. read more