The North Devon Sinfonia (NDS) is a symphony orchestra which draws on local talent for its members. The orchestra gives at least three concerts a year, both within the North Devon area and beyond, and specialises in the symphonic repertoire of the Romantic period and Twentieth Century. Recent highlights have included the debut performance of a new work for guitar, flute and orchestra with soloists Craig Ogden and Judith Hall, and a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with local pianist Susan Steele. NDS also collaborates with other groups and ensembles and, as part of the 2009 Two Moors Festival, performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Exeter Cathedral with the Orchestra of The Swan and a chorus comprised of local choirs. The orchestra has an exciting programme ahead for the coming year and many other interesting ventures in the pipeline for future seasons – watch this space!
Conducted by Emma Kent (Birmingham Conservatoire & Royal College of Music), the NDS aims to deliver high standard concerts that are both accessible and affordable. The orchestra offers a balanced programme of popular and lesser-known works to suit all tastes.