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John Altman and The People’s Orchestra Kickstarter Project – Press Release

October 2, 2014


The People’s Orchestra, a community orchestra, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new piece of music by John Altman

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014 — The People’s Orchestra, a community orchestra based in West Bromwich near Birmingham, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new piece of music; a modern twist on Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which will help introduce classical instruments and music to young children and their families. This new piece is to be composed by film composer and jazz saxophonist John Altman and will be performed for the first time at our The Snowman Concert in December 2014.

John Altman has won many prestigious film composer awards for his work in films such as “RKO 281 –The Making of Citizen Kane”, “Shall We Dance” and “Little Voice”. Other notable film credits include “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”, the tank chase sequence in “GoldenEye” and the period music in “Titanic”.

Outside of the film industry, he is an accomplished jazz musician and has played saxophone with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Van Morrison, in addition to producing hit singles for Bjork (It’s Oh So Quiet), Rod Stewart (Downtown Train) and George Michael (Kissing A Fool) to name a few.

The Kickstarter Campaign

You can view the campaign by clicking here. “We have a range of rewards depending on how much one pledges to the project, including signed copies of the original score, a 1 hour webinar and a champagne reception with the composer that may be of interest to you or people you know”, says Stephanie, a volunteer at the orchestra. “We are aiming to raise £14,500/$23,000 so it would be great if you could pledge some money or post about our campaign on your blog, social media pages or by word of mouth“.

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