Music is an essential part of life at The Willows Primary School and some particularly dedicated musicians had the opportunity for a well deserved reward. On Thursday 27th June, 28 members of our wonderful orchestra, led by Miss Smith, attended a special concert at Symphony Hall Birmingham. The famous piece by Stravinsky, which is actually written for ballet, astounded the children with its fire, drama and colour. Performed by the world famous CBSO, the piece was carefully broken down for the pupils. They were taught to listen for emotions and textures in the music, and learnt how different instruments convey different sounds.
The children absolutely loved it. Will enthused, "part of the music sounded very much like the music in Harry Potter." This is quite likely as contemporary composers are influenced by music that has been written in the past.