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Observing participant side program

Arrangers Workshop 2018

We have a side program for observing participants within our Metropole Orkest International Arrangers Workshop 2018.

Dates: 25 – 30 October 2018
Location: Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum
Observing Participants fee: € 65
Deadline for registration: 10 October 2018
Age restriction: You must be between 19-35 years

How to register

You can no longer register as Observing Participant.

In the Arrangers Workshop, eight young arrangers from all over the world have been selected to work with the Metropole Orkest and to write an arrangement for vocal soloist Becca Stevens. The week will be lead by honorary conductor Vince Mendoza.

Metropole Orkest offers music students from Dutch conservatories the possibility to attend the International Arrangers Workshop as an observing participant: a fantastic learning experience.

As an observing participant, you…

  • get to be at all rehearsals during the entire week;
  • get your own set of orchestral scores;
  • get to participate in the masterclasses of Vince Mendoza and the masterclasses writing for strings/rhythm sections/film;
  • get to be at the soundcheck for the concert in LantarenVenster Rotterdam.



Thursday 25 October

10:00-13:00 h | Rehearsing and recording arrangements 1-4

13:00-14:00 h | Lunch break

14:00-17:00 h | Rehearsing and recording arrangements 5-8

17:00-18:00 h | After-rehearsal talk with Vince


Friday 26 October No orchestra on Friday

10:00-11:00 h | MASTERCLASS 1: Writing for MO STRINGS: Arlia de Ruiter and Emile Visser

11:15-12:15 h | MASTERCLASS 2: Writing FILM MUSIC for the MO – Bob Zimmerman: composer/arranger

12:15-12:45 h | Lunch break

12:45-14:00 h | MASTERCLASS 3: Writing for the MO RHYTHM SECTION (Hans, Martijn, Peter, Aram)



Saturday 27 October

10:00-15:30 h | Rehearsal with Becca Stevens

15:45-17:00 h | After-rehearsal talk with Vince


Sunday 28 October

10:00-12:30 h | Rehearsal with Becca Stevens

12:30-13:00 h | Lunch break


14:45-15:30 h | Rehearsal orchestra pieces

15:45-17:00 h | After-rehearsal talk with Vince


Monday 29 October

10:00-12:45 h | Recording 2 minutes pieces

13:15-14:30 h | Run through concert

14:45-17:00 h | After-rehearsal talk with Vince


Tuesday 30 October

16:00-18:00 h |  Sound check – rehearsal LantarenVenster Rotterdam