About Prometheus Orchestra
Prometheus Orchestra gives concerts across Suffolk, from Aldeburgh and Orford in the East to Bury St Edmunds and Stoke by Nayland in the West.
PROMETHEUS ORCHESTRA IS COMMITTED TO…
PROMOTING concerts of the highest quality
GIVING stylish performances of the classical repertoire and showcasing new works
ENABLING a range of highly trained musicians to work together in a professional environment, with appropriately generous rehearsal time
ENGAGING aspiring soloists to perform with the Orchestra
PERFORMING concerts in accessible venues at reasonable prices
Hear Us Play Live
Conductor – Edmond Fivet.
Soloist – John Paul Ekins.
Recorded live at The Apex Bury St Edmunds, 17 April 2016 by University of Suffolk BA (Hons) Music Production students.
PROMETHEUS ORCHESTRA – HISTORY
The Orchestra was founded in 2008 in response to the wishes of a number of East Anglian musicians who were keen to perform more of the orchestral repertoire. With financial, musical and administrative support, Prometheus Orchestra was born. The name Prometheus was chosen because the orchestra had recently performed Beethoven’s Overture The Creatures of Prometheus.
The success of Prometheus Orchestra is due to a number of factors. It is able to draw on a pool of talented musicians of all ages based in Suffolk and East Anglia. It is a mark of their quality that a number of them have given concerto performances with the Orchestra.
The Orchestra has had strong and continuing support from its Friends, who have recognized the importance of being able to attend reasonably priced concerts with varied music, some familiar, some new, played in a stylish manner by locally-based professional musicians at accessible venues. Prometheus Orchestra was granted charitable status in 2012.
The Orchestra’s founding Patron, Sir Charles Mackerras, offered a great deal of experienced advice until his death in 2010. Sir Charles was particularly helpful on repertoire choice and also advised on how historically informed performance techniques could be applied to an orchestra playing on modern instruments. Our current Patron is Sir Roger Norrington. We are delighted that one of the founders of the Orchestra, Pam Munks, has accepted an invitation to become a Vice Patron.
Directors & Trustees
The directors of the company and trustees of the charity are:
Edmond Fivet – Chair
Elizabeth Fivet – Orchestra Manager
David Greenwood – Treasurer
Prometheus Orchestra Company Number 07744857
Registered Charity Number 1147316
Prometheus Orchestra is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. The registered address of Prometheus Orchestra is Unit 8, Hopper Way, Diss Business Park, Norfolk, IP22 4GT. NB this is NOT our regular correspondence address. To contact us, please use the details given on the contacts page.