Birdsong in Shaldon – Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Bath Philarmonia

July 2, 2014


Concert given by BATH PHILHARMONIA
Conductor: Jason Thornton
Violin: Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Mozart Symphony No. 1 and No. 40
Vaughan Williams Violin Concerto
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending

Oustanding international violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen joined the Bath Philharmonia in an exceptional music project supported by The Helen Foundation.

Promoted by the Shaldon Festival, the project engaged young people from three Dawlish Schools – Dawlish Community College, Oaklands Park and Ratcliffe School – to work with the professional musicians to write and perform a violin concerto in four days.  A challenge indeed!

The opening concert of the Shaldon Festival 2014, in its celebratory 25th year, featured The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams – the inspiration for the young people’s Music of the Birds concerto. The result was simply stunning. With three movements of radically different moods, Soundbeam technolgy operated by the youngsters with complex learning difficulties from Oaklands Park and improvisation throughout by Tamsin, the work brought the packed church to its feet in applause for the performance.

We plan to post a link to the performance when the video is completed.  Well done everyone!

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