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09 April 20182017-18 Education Programme
05 March 2017Concert Platform for Young Musicians
04 December 2016Young Person's Concert
13 March 2016Red Priest
02 February 2016Piers Adams
11 January 2016School Workshops
01 November 2015Concert Platform for young musicians

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2017-18 Education Programme

Monday 09 April 2018

Following his concert, accordion player Bartosz Glowacki led workshops at the East Bergholt and Dedham primary schools.  The children responded in a lively fashion to the rhythm of the music and were fascinated by the instrument itself.

Children from Key Stage Two at East Bergholt Primary School participated in a series of four workshops led by local percussionist George Pertwee, who has previously tutored members of the percussion section of the Essex Youth Orchestra.  They then performed the piece developed during these sessions, including body percussion and a samba, at the Snape Maltings concert hall as part of a ‘Celebration of School Music’, and took part alongside six other schools in the Grand Finale.

SVAM is grateful to the enthusiasm of the teachers and head teachers who find the space in their timetables for professional musicians to go into their schools.  Without their cooperation our schools outreach work would not be possible.

In March we held another successful Young Musicians’ Concert.  Seven performers of secondary school age participated, with voice, piano and cello.  They were followed by a previous performer at a young musicians’ concert, Hope Lavelle, who is now studying as a Lyric Coloratura Soprano at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire.  Later in the same week Hope with her regular accompanist won the Lillian Ash French Song Prize.

SVAM remains committed to music education and participation for children and young people, from primary school children to young adults taking their music studies to college and university level.