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Orchestral Performance Is A Royal Success

On February 11th, 11 students and two staff members ventured into Storm Ciara to see the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform selected works in a lecture recital.

On February 11th, 11 students and two staff members ventured into Storm Ciara to see the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform selected works in a lecture recital. We journeyed to The Royal Festival Hall and despite some transport delay, arrived just in time to hear the first piece, the strange "Clapping Music" by Minimalist composer Steve Reich. Exactly as it sounds, the percussion instruments used are the hands, and we were invited to join in the fun by learning the rhythms and clapping along. After the chaos, we settled in to watch and listen to the sublime sounds of Vivaldi's Winter (from the Four Seasons Suite), Aaron Copland's Saturday Night Waltz and Hoedown, and finished the concert with the Star Wars theme composed by the most-nominated person in Oscars history, John Williams. On our return home, half our group was stopped from crossing the road by a motorbike-riding police officer and we came face-to-face with Queen Elizabeth going on a well-attended drive! 

Our day was fantastic and as usual, Fulston Manor was incredibly well represented by our wonderful students.