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April 5, 2013

National Childrens Wind Sinfonia

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 22:29



National CHildrens Wind Sinfonia

National CHildrens Wind Sinfonia 2



  1. Proud dad moment really! I just collected our older daughter, aged 10, from a week with the National Childrens Wind Sinfonia. These are a couple of pictures taken during the end of course concert. The standard of both the wind and the string sinfonia that preceded them was brilliant. To see a group of young musicians, aged from 10 to 13 perform so well together was really inspiring.Hannah is the clarinet player with the big smile in the second picture looking at the conductor.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 5, 2013 @ 22:34

  2. Nice interaction between the youngsters, and between them and the conductor; makes me think of Rex’s street musicians shot posted earlier

    Comment by judithgreenish — April 6, 2013 @ 21:15

  3. It is always amazing how children can be brought on to such professional levels of playing. I always consider it vandalous when music teaching in schools is subjected to cuts. The example of ‘El sistema’ in Venezuela that brings children out of slums and gets them to international orchestra levels is one we should always bear in mind. I hope Hannah continues to even higher things!

    Comment by zavaell — April 7, 2013 @ 07:11

  4. The top image does have the children dwarfed by the enormity of the stage, it does look like a very large stage. The bottom image shows more the relationship between conductor and (some) of the children.

    I hope Hannah continues to enjoy music as much as it seems she is in this image.

    Comment by Rex — April 9, 2013 @ 18:17

  5. Hi i was the leader of the sinfonia this year it was a great course and thanks for the pictures as my mum forgot her camera! from Daniel Crouch

    Comment by Dan Crouch — April 9, 2013 @ 21:49

  6. The second image is especially enjoyable due to the spontaneity and expressions on all those happy faces.

    Comment by Christina — April 10, 2013 @ 19:45

  7. Yes, John, it shows what children can achieve if they are encouraged and we have high expectations and give them credit for being able. We were both amazed at what was achieved.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 13, 2013 @ 22:56

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