OF Jeremy Holland-Smith (d 1990-95) was nominated for the 2018 British Composer Awards. Commissioned by the Docklands Sinfonia, The Caretaker’s Guide to the Orchestra leads the audience on an exploration of each family of instruments, culminating in a rip-roaring, roller-coaster ‘Overture’ – a celebration of all things orchestral. The award ceremony took place at the British Museum, London and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
The Caretaker’s Guide to the Orchestra received its world premiere in July 2017 in front of an enthusiastic audience of 2,300 primary school pupils in Tower Hamlets, where the orchestra is based. The video of these wonderful concerts captures the enjoyment of both the musicians and children.