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Updates from our Music department.

On Thursday 3 November we hosted another one of our wonderful Lunchtime Recitals in Ruddock Hall. To open the recital, Emmy (viola) performed Bruch’s ‘Romanze’, op.85, and Hummel’s ‘Fantasie’ for viola. Her renditions of these pieces were full of character and she gave a well-prepared performance of each. Sharon (piano) gave us a rendition of Debussy’s ‘La plus que lente’ which was very colourful and emotive! Alicia (violin) produced a virtuosic performance of Sarasate’s ‘Introduction and Tarantella’, op. 43, which was executed very well and showed a vast amount of technical ability. Sara (harp) closed the recital with a performance of movement’s three and four of Chertok’s ‘Around the Clock Suite’. This jazzy piece utilizes some really interesting harp techniques which Sara very successfully used within her performance. All pupils gave well-prepared and mature performances, and should be very proud of their achievements.

Tuesday 8 November saw our third Performers’ Platform of the year, celebrating a handful of talented musicians from both KEHS and KES. Multiple pupils from KEHS performed, including Lucy (violin) who performed C.C White’s ‘Levee Dance’; Arooj (viola) played Amy Beach’s ‘Mazurka’; Jiajie (flute) performed Eldin Burton’s ‘Sonatina’; Rebecca (piano) was part of the Jazz Trio who played two pieces, the first being ‘Seven Steps to Heaven’ by Miles Davis and Victor Feldman, and the second being Chick Corea’s ‘Spain’; Lazara (violin) played the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto; and Indira (violin) performed Veracini’s 1st movement of the Sonata in E minor. The Performers’ Platform closed with a piano quintet which included KEHS student Karen (viola), and they performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet. Many congratulations to all those involved, it was a wonderful showcase of some of the amazing talent we have here.

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