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Out of the World concert a flying success! March 21, 2016
NSWO performed their 'Out of this World' concert on Saturday night to an appreciative audience at the Djanogly Recital Hall on the campus of Notting... [MORE]

An Evening of Light Entertainment with NSWO June 15, 2013
The audience were treated to a heart-warming programme of light music on the evening of Sunday 15th June at Saint Margaret’s Church, Aspley.&n... [MORE]

A Musical Evening at St Margaret's June 15, 2013
The 'Windblowers' concert was excellent. The evening was well attended and the orchestra got us off to a dramatic start with Shostakovitch's Festive... [MORE]

New concert season dates January 21, 2013
Check out the NSWO calendar, or download the new season brochure here.   ... [MORE]

A Magical Winter Wonderland - Kidsophonic 2012 January 08, 2013
The Christmas season really got off to a magical start in the Albert Hall, Nottingham on Saturday 22nd December with Nottingham Symphonic Winds.Near... [MORE]

Jubilee Concert review - Nottingham Evening Post November 19, 2012
Bands raised the roof in finale.Nottingham Symphonic WindsAlbert HallWilliam Ruff The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra joined forces with their ... [MORE]

NSWO Broadcast on Classic FM October 08, 2012
As part of the Making Music initiative, NSWO were selected from hundreds of groups to have their recording broadcast.  'Dick's Maggot' from Ern... [MORE]

Italian Adventure - a players view. August 10, 2012
As this was my first tour my expectations were high and I am pleased to report they were exceeded.  I was so impressed with the whole package, ... [MORE]

The winds will blow - Nottingham Evening Post December 22, 2011
The Winds Will Blow   Nicola Pennill (chairman), Alistair Parnell (conductor) and player Richard Goodman of Nottingham Symphon... [MORE]

Fairytale Christmas draws the Christmas crowds at Albert Hall December 21, 2011
   Saturday 17th December 2011 was the annual Nottingham Symphonic Winds 'Kidsophonic' family concert at Nottingham's Albert Hall.&nbs... [MORE]

Notts Elite Gymnasts set to sparkle at Fairytale Christmas! November 29, 2011
  Nottingham Symphonic Winds presents “A Fairytale Christmas” at the Albert Hall, Nottingham. With conductor and compere Alistair ... [MORE]

Thoughts from the conductor's chair - NSWO Thoresby Hall Concert November 29, 2011
2011 has been a very good year for NSWO. At the end of June I was considering ways to improve the group even more and the opportunity to make a reco... [MORE]

Music Returns to the Light Fantastic - The Guardian July 02, 2011
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra are at the vanguard of groups 'breathing new life' into British light music.   Their 2009 recording... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra trip the light fantastic on BBC Radio 3 July 02, 2011
          Listen again until Weds 6 July 2011 - from 2hrs 10 mins Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NS... [MORE]

NSWO Feature in BBC festival May 27, 2011
    Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra to feature in BBC festival Nottingham’s unique award-winning group, the... [MORE]

Derby Cathedral Reviews March 07, 2011
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NSWO) put together a varied programme of classical music, perfect for the beautiful setting of Derby ... [MORE]

Kidsophonic Magical Christmas January 13, 2011
NSW Kidsophonic 2010 Magical Christmas   More than 700 children and adults descended  on Nottingham’s Albert Hall for t... [MORE]

Help for Heroes November 15, 2010
Nottingham musicians help for heroes     Nottingham’s unique award-winning group, the Nottingham Symphonic Wind... [MORE]

"High octane entertainment in aid of an important cause" October 12, 2010
Review: Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Albert Hall JUST imagine for a moment a huge pink collecting bucket as big as the Albert Hall emblazon... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra: October September 03, 2010
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra: October A sounding touchstone of just how accomplished this band has become under Keiron Anderson. From Erne... [MORE]

Review: Nottingham Symphonic Winds, Lakeside Arts Centre July 10, 2010
Review: Nottingham Symphonic Winds, Lakeside Arts Centre WHEN, five years ago, Keiron Anderson first took charge of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orche... [MORE]

NSWO Principal Oboe Vacancy May 06, 2010
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra are currently looking for a principal oboe player to start immediately.   Anyone interested should ... [MORE]

Sellout concert brings in the dancing crowds January 09, 2010
Concert report:  Strictly Kidsophonic, December 19th 2009   The 2009 Nottingham Symphonic Winds 'Strictly Kidsophonic' Saturday mo... [MORE]

Kidsophonic concert 2009 sold out November 13, 2009
If you are thinking you might like to get along to NSW's annual Christmas Kidsophonic extravanganza and haven't yet got tickets then you may have ... [MORE]

Review, Voices of Hope Charity Concert, RCH September 28, 2009
Review, Voices of Hope Charity Concert Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham   "...The Nottingham Symphonic Winds, under their cond... [MORE]

Now available - listen online to NSWO September 07, 2009
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra has now made a selection of its repertoire available to listen online.    Go to 'Recordings' o... [MORE]

"Breathtaking performance." Review of 11 July concert by John Henshaw July 15, 2009
NSWO are grateful to audience member John Henshaw who has sent the following review of the concert on 11th July 2009. Notting... [MORE]

'Dazzling' end to NSWO season - Nottingham Evening Post July 13, 2009
  Nottingham Evening Post, Monday 13th July 2009   DANCES played a big part in the exhilarating close to the NSWO's seas... [MORE]

Concert report: NSWO at Derby Cathedral, 24th April 2009 April 30, 2009
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra were one of two invited groups to perform at the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire's farewell concert as John Bather s... [MORE]

Technicolour magic at the Albert Hall December 20, 2008
Photo Andrew Pennill   More than 650 children and adults were treated to a Christmas spectacular at the Albert Hall in Nottingham on the mo... [MORE]

NSWO welcome city centre Santa November 19, 2008
Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra were on hand to help welcome Santa to Nottingham city centre on Sunday 16th November.  Santa arrived in style... [MORE]

Review: Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra, East Midlands Conference Centre October 21, 2008
  Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra were on sparkling form             ... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds support Maggie's October 04, 2008
This concert season Nottingham Symphonic Winds will be supporting Maggie's Nottingham, by means of donations from concert takings.   The group ... [MORE]

The hills are alive with the sound of NSW on tour! August 07, 2008
Nottingham Symphonic Winds combined ensemble have just returned from a very successful tour of the Austrian Tyrol, where they played to enthusiastic a... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds raise £6,400 for charity July 22, 2008
The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Nottingham Wind Ensemble have together raised more than £6000 for charity in their 2007-8 season.  ... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra at Lakeside: Evening Post Review July 15, 2008
  Review:  Peter Palmer   This orchestra was already an accomplished ensemble before Keiron Anderson became their director. But he... [MORE]

Rewarding night for NSWO at Derby Cathedral June 11, 2008
Photo PTGraphics  On Saturday 7th June 2008 Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra played to a virtually full house in the huge space of De... [MORE]

NSWO German connection is audience hit May 06, 2008
The NSWO concert on Saturday 3rd May 2008 at Langar Church had a distinctly international flavour.  Conducting duties were shared between Eduard ... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds Twentieth Anniversary Workshops April 09, 2008
Photo PT Graphics   The following article was published in "Clarinet and Saxophone", Spring 2008   Nottingham Symphonic Winds Twen... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds Welcome Community Musicians January 29, 2008
On Sunday 27th January local music group Nottingham Symphonic Winds opened its doors to musicians in the community, providing an oppo... [MORE]

NSW are critics' choice for 2007 December 21, 2007
    bestof2007 Nottingham Symphonic Winds' Twenty Year Anniversary concert at the Albert Hall on 3rd November 2007 proved to be a memor... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds Announce Workshop for Local Musicians November 28, 2007
Nottingham Symphonic Winds Community Workshop 27th January 2008, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm Bluecoat School, Aspley Lane, Nottingham   Thanks to... [MORE]

Review: Nottingham Evening Post; Albert Hall 3 November November 06, 2007
REVIEW: NOTTINGHAM SYMPHONIC WINDS. ALBERT HALL 09:00 - 05 November 2007 This must have been the best party in town on Saturday. Q... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds Celebrate Twenty Years in Style November 05, 2007
Nottingham's Albert Hall was the venue on Saturday 3rd November for Nottingham Symphonic Winds'  celebration of twenty years of music making. &n... [MORE]

Rehearsal weekend with RNCM tutors November 01, 2007
At the end of October the players of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra came to the Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire for a weekend of intensive ... [MORE]

Nottingham Evening Post Review: NSWO at Djanogly Recital July 15, 2007
  NOTTINGHAM SYMPHONIC WIND ORCHESTRALakeside, Djanogly Recital Hall   Original pieces for winds rubbed shoulders with diverse arrang... [MORE]

NSW Win National Lottery Funding June 27, 2007
To mark their 20 year anniversary, Nottingham Symphonic Winds have been awarded a National Lottery grant to support their music making in the commun... [MORE]

A special night for Margaret Frogson March 24, 2007
Award for Margaret Frogson – the Lady Hilary Groves Prize   Margaret receives her award (Photo PT Graphics)   Read what the Nottin... [MORE]

Margaret Frogson honoured in national award March 09, 2007
  Nottingham Symphonic Winds' co-founder and manager Margaret Frogson has been awarded the 2006 Lady Hilary Groves prize by Making Music. &nb... [MORE]

Orchestra's Charity Music February 27, 2007
ORCHESTRA'S CHARITY MUSIC Members of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra are taking a bow after raising nearly £1,800 for local c... [MORE]

Kidsophonic Goes to Bandland December 23, 2006
More than 500 children and adults enjoyed an enchanting morning of music and entertainment at Nottingham's Albert Hall on Saturday 23rd December at th... [MORE]

Are you an ex-member of NSW? November 12, 2006
If so - we'd like to hear from you!   On November 3rd 2007 we are organising a special Twentieth Birthday celebration for Nottingham Symphonic ... [MORE]

NSW Tour of Lake Garda, Italy August 01, 2006
The combined groups of Nottingham Symphonic Winds have just returned from a tour of the Lake Garda area of Italy.  Here is a brief report on th... [MORE]

Nottingham Symphonic Winds head for Italy July 10, 2006
    The combined groups of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Nottingham Wind Ensemble are about to embark on their eleventh overse... [MORE]

NSWO Percussion Section Have a Lot of Bottle July 05, 2006
The NSWO concert at the Albert Hall on Saturday 1st July was one in which the percussion section featured highly.  Not only were there promi... [MORE]

CONCERT PROVED TO BE A SCORCHER... July 04, 2006
Concert Review, Peter Palmer, Nottingham Evening Post. Tuesday 4th July 2006     Nottingham Symphonic Winds, Albert Hall, Saturday 1st... [MORE]

NSWO scores a hit with Grantham school June 10, 2006
    Grantham Journal 12th May   Musicians from Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra performed a special concert for pupils ... [MORE]

Classic Clarinet comes to Nottingham March 06, 2006
Artie Shaw’s instrument plays Artie Shaw concerto     Nottingham‘s Albert Hall will be the venue for a unique musical event on July... [MORE]

Keiron Anderson makes concert debut with NSWO February 11, 2006
Nottingham Evening Post Peter Palmer   Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra St Leonard's Centre   Ilkley Grammar School has an outstand... [MORE]

New conductor appointed for NSWO January 10, 2006
New conductor for leading Nottingham wind orchestra     Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra has appointed Keiron Anderson as their new ... [MORE]

Eric Hinton's Farewell Concert July 04, 2005
Nottingham Evening Post Peter Palmer   Great Way to Bid City Farewell Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra Lakeside Theatre   Until la... [MORE]