2 March 2017

Those strings are gonna swing!

Aspiring young orchestra maestros from Brighton & Hove can book now to make a date with a two-day free-to-attend String Festival on Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 March in Brighton.

The festival has been organised by the Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Service. It’s the first of its kind ever held in the city aimed specifically at young string instrument specialists.

Each day provides an exciting set of workshops and performance opportunities, from solos to quartets to full orchestra works as well as expert tuition from some of the city’s top string players.

The event on March 11 from 11am to 4pm at Varndean School will focus on string players of Grade 2-3 standard.

On Saturday 18 the festival moves to the service’s base in County Oak Avenue. Running from 1-6pm this event will be geared up for string players of grade 4-6 standard. 

Spaces are still available for both days. To register please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StringFestivalReg17

Young people can sign up for a full day or for individual activities, and for orchestra, small group or solo performances.

The chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Dan Chapman, said:

“This combination of expert tuition and performance opportunities is an exciting new way of nurturing young musical talent in the city.”