Menuhin Foundation To Host Children’s Concert

May 21, 2014

School children aged nine to 18 are preparing to to perform at Warwick Academy in the Menuhin Foundation of Bermuda’s annual concert on Saturday, June 7 at 6.00pm.

Terri Allison, the Foundation’s chairperson, said, “This is the culmination of a year of hard work and practice. The concert represents the highlight of the Menuhin Foundation’s year-long work in the community.”

Primary schools from across the island will be taking part in the event, which will also feature the Menuhin Foundation Adult Ensemble, the Sandy’s Project Ensemble, and Menuhin Foundation Scholarship Winner of 2013-14 Gabriel Jones on the violin, along with Jonathan Kightley on the piano.

It will culminate in a grand finale, with everyone joining to perform the Hoe Down, composed by Stanley Fletcher and conducted by Charles Knight.”

Mrs. Allison added, “In 1976, Lord Yehudi Menuhin was in Bermuda to perform in the Bermuda Festival. His visit to the string group at Warwick Academy sparked his interest and out of it grew the idea to establish a string quartet in Bermuda that would provide instruction in stringed instruments to all of Bermuda’s school children.

“To take this dream to fruition, the Menuhin Foundation was created.”

“Now the Foundation employs five string musicians who carry out group or individual teaching and its Schools Free Programme is in every Government primary school. Its Saturday Centre runs three orchestras.

“The concert will be held on Saturday, June 7 at 6.00pm at the Warwick Academy. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children and will be available at the door.

“For more information about the Foundation, visit their website.

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