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    Thaxted Festival Education

    Posted On: 04/07/19

    Last week, GCSE music pupils joined with musicians from the Brandenburg Sinfonia for 3 days of listening, composing and performing.. The project culminated in a 30 minute montage of their labours which was enjoyed by parents, pupils, staff and members of the Thaxted Festival Education team.
    The performance was a mesmerising and momentous montage of sea soundscapes which had audience members moved and mouths agape. The music was inspired by Mendelssohn's 4th 'Italian' Symphony and his Hebrides Overture (also known as 'Fingal's Cave') which the Brandenburg Sinfonia played at the Thaxted Festival the next day.
    We look forward to further collaboration with these wonderful musicians and a possible pupil performance at the Thaxted Festival next year.