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KES String Day

On Wednesday 12th October, 24 of our violin and viola players visited King Edward VI School for an exciting string-playing day with the London Mozart Players, KES string players (including a number of ex-Highfield pupils) and 110 young string players from other primary and prep schools. The day focused on technique and musicianship and the important skills required to play in a large string orchestra. Following several workshops during the morning, the combined players presented a lively afternoon concert to parents. Repertoire included pieces from Grieg’s ‘Holberg Suite’, Bartok Rumanian Dances and Warlock’s ‘Capriol Suite’. The junior pupils joined the core orchestra to play a number of Jigs and Reels which took the total of string players to 167! Thank you to King Edward School for inviting us to join them; it was a wonderful day of music-making.