Following the district finals of The Rotary Club Young Musician competition, York's own Will Clark from Huntington School travelled to Cheltenham for the National Final! He finished 3rd overall in the competition, which is an incredible achievement. Huge congratulations to Will. We are looking forward to hearing him at the HubFest Gala Concert next Month.
York Youth Orchestra performed their third concert at Bootham School on May 11th. York Youth Orchestra, supported by the Radcliffe Trust and York Music Hub, is a term-time activity and each termly project is run in six week blocks. In addition to working with top soloists and high quality leadership, the orchestra is also committed to collaborating with other orchestras and ensembles, commissioning new works and exploring contemporary repertoire, and collaborating with other art forms such as dance and film in unusual venues.
The most recent Music Hub / Guildhall Orchestra masterclass was on Sunday 19th May, with one of the most influential and successful trombonists of our time, Ian Bousfield. Following his spectacular performance in The Barbican the previous evening, the masterclass was a truly inspiring afternoon which was enjoyable and informative.
'Jazz-Gamelan' at the University of York
Pupils from Heworth CE Primary school took part in a very exciting project recently with the Gamelan Setar Petak group led by Emily Crossland and Joe Christie. The children worked over several weeks to compose their own piece of Fusion music, combining influences from Jazz and traditional Indonesian melodic patterns and then performed their work as part of an evening of Gamelan music at The Jack Lyons Concert Hall. Well done all involved.
Three days of workshops, seminars and practical activity sessions looking at how music plays a key role in a full and balanced curriculum.