Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The orchestra has been featured at the South Bank Centre—in two critically-acclaimed appearances on the FRESH series, and in a sold-out performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In addition, they have been guests at the Proms at St Jude’s, City Music Society, Richmond Concert Society, Mayfair Concerts, City Music Society and at Hampstead Parish Church, and have collaborated with the Pegasus Opera Company, Saffron Waldon Choral Society, Royal College and Royal Academy of Music.
The orchestra’s debut CD, ‘Lou Harrison: For Strings’—released by Mode Records in 2004—sold out its first pressing in 2 months and was acclaimed by Ivan Hewett in The Times. The recording, funded in part by the Copland Fund, features previously unrecorded music by Lou Harrison with renowned Pipa soloist Wu Man, and was featured on the soundtrack of Martin Scorcese’s 2010 film, Shutter Island.
Along with the UK premieres of works by Pierre Jalbert and Gabriela Lena Frank, the NPO has given the World Premieres of Robert Fokkens’ Violin Concerto and of Richard Whalley’s Intoxicating Orchids, and their production of Milhaud’s little-known opera Le Pauvre Matelot at the 2003 Battersea Opera Festival sold out its entire run and was acclaimed by Opera Now and The Times. The NPO has also featured both well-known and eclectic American works—some edited from unpublished manuscripts—including the UK Premiere of a set of orchestral dances by Henry Cowell.
The NPO’s education work has included workshops at the Royal Academy of Music, Dulwich College, Oundle School, and is the resident orchestra for the London Conducting Workshops.