NHEHS Music Students Enjoy London Philharmonic Orchestra

By Charlotte Grimwade, Year 13

On October 5, eight students ranging from years 7 to 13, attended an evening concert at the Royal Festival Hall with Miss Goodsell.

The concert’s most notable performance featured the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Also included in the programme was the LPO’s performance of two pieces by Sibelius, The Oceanides and Symphony No.6, as well as Britten’s Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge.

One of Britten’s Variations remarkably contained a sequence of strumming that required the entire second violin and viola sections to play their instruments like ukuleles! Overall, everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the concert, especially Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s performance, which was incredibly powerful and emotive.

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