On Tuesday, 1st May, four of Music Cornwall’s young string groups will perform at Launceston Town Hall with BSO Resonate Strings (a string quintet from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra). Over the last few months members of Trigg Strings, Carradon Strings, Newquay Strings and Launceston Strings have each been working on a movement from Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite and will rehearse during the day at Launceston Town Hall culminating in a performance for family and friends at 6pm.
During the week beginning February 6th, area string teams from Music Cornwall once again provided a series of workshops for beginner players; with more than 280 children taking part, involving over 40 primary schools across the length and breadth of our county.
A rare treat indeed was had by all who attended this magnificent concert in St. Agnes Church on Saturday Feb 4th. 7 of our fine local cellists combined with international star Kwesi Edman played to a full house to raise funds for “wired” a local charity to help patients who have suffered a stroke or head injury. An amazing £550 was raised.
During 2012 Music Cornwall are working in partnership with Concerts Penzance to bring the cutting edge of Physics and Music to schools in Cornwall. Between January 30th and February 3rd one of Europe’s most eminent physicists, Professor Brian Foster OBE (Oxford University) and two of Britain’s outstanding soloists, violinist Jack Liebeck and cellist Guy Johnston visit Mid and West Cornwall offering ‘Superstrings’ lecture recitals in schools and colleges aimed at GCSE and A Level students of Physics and Musicians of any age.
Music Cornwall String Team’s cello teachers, will be performing along with special guest Kwesi Edman (internationally acclaimed cellist) in a concert in St. Agnes church following a weekend of playing. They are raising funds for stroke patients.
Members of the Music Cornwall String Team are working on a project with the theme - The Planets - with KEAP and players from BSO (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra). This is for schools based in the north of the county and a number of our ensembles will be involved culminating in a workshop and performace day on May 1st in Launceston Town Hall.