The Schools Together Group has just published the first in a series of publications on ‘Partnerships in Practice,’ edited by Tom Arbuthnott with Peter Hatch. This focuses on music partnerships, and aims to set out a series of case studies, ranging from the simple to the complex, that might help Directors of Music and Partnership Co-ordinators in state and independent schools to learn from better practice in devising music partnership projects.
Two projects based at King Edward’s School and King Edward’s High School for Girls are included, Romany Wood, and the swing band tours.
You can read about Romany Wood below:
The whole publication is posted at:
Saturday, 12 May at 1300 on BBC Radio 3
A new series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music – from the inside.
Today, bassoonist and principal contrabassoonist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and woodwind tutor at King Edward’s School, Margaret Cookhorn shares her excitement about a rare experience – playing the contrabassoon in chamber music by Mozart. She also analyses how Richard Strauss brings exotic flavours to the orchestra in his take on Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils, and explains her fascination for patterns in the music of Benjamin Britten. Margaret’s choices range from a miniature by Elgar played by violinist Nigel Kennedy to part of Messiaen’s massive Turangalila Symphony, plus vocal acrobatics from Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby McFerrin.
At 2 o’clock Margaret introduces her Must Listen piece – something she thinks everyone should hear at least once in their life – as she says: “it contains one of the most exciting and rhythmic endings to a symphony ever written”.
You can read more at the programme by visiting:
Monday 23 April at 19.00
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The programme includes performances given by choirs and orchestras from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for girls.
Tickets available from http://www.ruddockpac.co.uk or by calling 0121 472 9585 between 13.00 and 15.00 Monday to Friday.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 18.30
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre
Wind Ensemble: Rhea Takhar, oboe; Lydia Jin, oboe; Nikita Jain, bassoon; Nathan Cornish, continuo
Bronagh Lee, violin
Sanjana Sudeshkumar, voice
Jacob Rowley, guitar
Ella Mason, trumpet
Rhea Takhar, oboe
Tom Hao, violin
Angie Qiao, piano
Samantha Burley, violin
String Quartet: Ivy Lau, violin; Bronagh Lee, violin; Junias Wong, viola; Ami Chen, cello
works by Zelenka, Prokofiev, Donizetti, Handel, Villa-Lobos, Goedicke, Rubbra, Dancla, Rachmaninov, Bruch and Borodin
This concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls