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Saffron Hall Workshops

Posted On: 06/11/19

Music pupils enjoyed two workshops at Saffron Hall last month. The first was a Q & A with legendary UK saxophonist, flautist and bass clarinettist, Courtney Pine who went on to perform that evening. The second was a Music and Maths lecture with Professor Marcus Du Sautoy and members of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.  Marcus talked us through the endless mathematical patterns that exist in music and nature with the help of visual aids and a bit of audience participation. The evening concert was a feast of Bartok, Debussy and Stravinsky with Marcus providing insights into the methods of mathematical construction used by these composers.