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Orchestra visit strikes a chord with schoolchildren

Published on 17/05/19

Children at a Great Yarmouth primary school ended the week on a high note with a special performance by a live orchestra.

Musicians from Norfolk Music Hub visited Great Yarmouth Primary Academy for a live concert and workshop on Friday, May 17.

They took the children on a musical trip around the world, performing pieces from a traditional British hornpipe to the French nursery rhyme Frère Jacques, German composer Handel’s Water Music, and the Flower Duet from Delibes’ Indian-inspired opera Lakmé.

Along the way the musicians introduced the children to their instruments, including the violin, trumpet, cello, saxophone, and bassoon.

The visit was organised by Inspiration Trust director of music John Stephens as part of Norfolk Music Hub’s Live Music Week, which visits schools to inspire young people to get involved in music.

Year 3 teacher Miss Huggins said: “The children absolutely loved the performance.

“They have been learning about music from around the world in their lessons with Mr Stephens, and this was a fantastic opportunity to see it performed live by some very talented musicians.”