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CBSO Concert at Symphony Hall

Music senior school

Current and prospective GCSE musicians along with members of the school Orchestra enjoyed an excellent afternoon of music when they visited Symphony Hall in Birmingham to hear the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) perform.

Under the enigmatic direction of their conductor, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the orchestra performed a varied programme which included Haydn, Bruch and the highly engaging Concerto for Orchestra by Béla Bartók.

All of the girls, ranging in age from Years 6 – 10, found the concert to be stimulating both in terms of the music played and by being able to watch the orchestra perform up close, from our seats in the choir. Some of our youngest musicians were particularly eagle eyed in spotting incorrect bowing in the violins and even when the conductor lost hold of her baton!

Our GCSE students found that they were able to apply some of what they have been learning to their understanding and appreciation of the music. Once again, the CBSO proved to be a great success.

Words by Mrs Miller
Director of Music

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