Event Review: Classical Concert 2013

Cab 49

Parents, friends, students and villagers were treated to a wonderful hour of music-making in the setting of the Library next to the Park at Bede's on Tuesday 19 March.

This was an opportunity for our wonderfully talented young musicians to excel in a variety of classical works, from Handel's Messiah to Schumann's Mondnacht from Liederkreis, Op. 39.

The school orchestra opened the evening with an effervescent rendition of the Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, one of Mozart's last operas, written in July 1791.

Many sections of the school were represented: Tony Ye and David Du, two of our young oriental pianists, played Denes Agay's Little Rhapsody; the Flute Choir performed an exciting arrangement of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music Medley and Caterina Dellabona performed the achingly beautiful Larghetto from Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.

Some notable performances were Anna Moody performing the Prelude from the third suite by Bach, arranged for solo viola, and Sophie Rudge, now in the Upper Sixth, performing Ravel's second movement from the Sonatine.

These young girls are young stars: they have something truly special to offer and showed us all that the classical music world has a very bright future.

The concert was conducted, compiled, and presented by Robert Scamardella, the School's pianist and organist in residence.

As those who attended can attest, everyone left feeling uplifted and cheered.