The Earls Orchestra travelled into Birmingham today, to participate in the first Regional stages of the Music for Youth competition 2018. The ensemble performed a wide variety of pieces from an Irish Party in Third Class, to Dvorjak’s New World Symphony. Upon receipt of feedback students learnt that they have impressive attack, enter as sections crisply and with strength and that their tempo changes were very successful.
We also received some helpful feedback about how we can continue to improve as an ensemble; strings should coordinate their bow movements so everyone moves in sync, keep watching the conductor (!) and practise looking away from the music occasionally to observe performance directions.
Well done to all involved!