Wednesday, 23 February 2011

String Day - Violins grade 4 to 8 sold out!

There is a waiting list for violin places, in the intermediate and advanced orchestras for string day on the 13th March. If you have not yet booked for string day and would like to be added to this list please email or call 01223 499707.
We are still taking violin bookings for the junior orchestra (grades 1 to 3) and for violas, cellos and double basses of all abilities.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Clarinet & Saxophone Day

Photos of the day and of Lesley's artwork are now available to view on our flickr page

Between the Books.

Cambridge Central Library and Great Shelford Library hosted our Book Arts exhibition – Between the Books. The exhibition was a great success entertaining and delighting people of all ages. The artworks were produced by twelve enthusiastic participants who attended our 10 week Book Arts course - Between the Pages. The artworks were displayed in Cambridge Central with the books interwoven amongst the regular collection. Although some visitors didn't have time to find all the books many people enjoyed exploring the library, on the hunt, whilst others were delighted to stumble upon them by mistake. The Book Arts then moved to Great Shelford Library where they were again entwined amongst the regular books.

The exhibition had a fantastic response (comments from the comment book included below!) and we are delighted that so many people appreciated the hard work that went into each book.

See pictures from Cambridge Central on Flickr, Pictures from Shelford to follow!

It was also featured in a lovely blog in December please see the link

Thank you to course tutor Candida Bradley and all the book artists who contributed for your hard work and enthusiasm.

A few comments from the comments book:

‘An inspiring exhibition –I enjoyed the creativity and variety of the books..’ Diane W

‘I spent a pleasant hour discovering the various little book treasures!...’

‘Excellent-innovative & inspirational..’ Margaret

‘Thank you for a wonderful & inspiring exhibition’ M.P

‘The ‘treasure hunt’ slowed me down-lovely feeling-time to enjoy the calm and to admire the creativity & ingenuity of the book makers’

‘Very inspirational and thought provoking…’ Jennifer D

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Calling all Viola Players

Viola players, have you booked your place on String Day with Steve Bingham on the 13th March?
Places are going fast for String day but we still have space for some viola players!
Intermediate ensemble will be playing Elgar's Serenade and Grainger's Mock Morris and if your up for a challenge, why not play with the advanced orchestra who are tackling Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht and Richard Strauss's Capriccio.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Artist Lesley Fotherby - Paintings of Clarinet & Saxophone day and Brass Day.

During some of our music courses you may have noticed artist Lesley Fotherby painting scenes from the workshops throughout the day. Here are two of her beautiful paintings from our events, more of Lesley's work can be found at the Chris Beetles gallery in London.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Thank You Clarinet & Saxophone Players!

Thank you to those of you who attended the Clarinet & Saxophone Day at Sawston Village College yesterday.

The day went well thanks to everyone's hard work and cooperation. Reports from participants and tutors were very positive and many new skills were learnt. Participants enjoyed workshops with James Rae as well as ensemble playing and a mouthpiece and reed clinic by Thomas Dryer-Beers. At Lunchtime we were treated to a concert by Simply Reeds and the day was completed by a fantastic concert including pieces performed by the full reed choir, some 85+ players!
Photos to follow shortly!