July 12th / SUNDAY 7.30pm
|Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra
After twenty one years as Headmaster of the YMS, Nicholas Chisholm writes in the Newsletter for the Autumn term “If I were asked what has been the school’s greatest moment over the last twenty one years, I would
have to answer – the Opening of the Menuhin Hall with Slava Rostropovich conducting the School Orchestra. At last the school has a performing space worthy of an institution with an international reputation, and what a change this has brought to levels of performance.”
Performance is part of life at the school and ranges from full recitals by individual pupils, to concerto performances, chamber music groups and orchestral concerts. Nicholas Chisholm refers to the “backdrop of an ever increasing number of engagements which the pupils take completely
in their stride” and says “it is important to challenge gifted young people to set themselves ever higher targets and vital to provide the
support they need”.
Pupils are continually inspired by the visits of some of the world’s greatest musicians – Andras Schiff, John Lill, Emma Johnson, Raphael Wallfisch, last term alone. These musicians as well as making music, always give generously of their time to students. Academically the highest standards are expected and achieved, the school received outstanding reports after two inspections last year. In addition sport, drama, charitable work and many other activities all have a place in pupils’ lives at the YMS.
The programme will include:
Strawberries and cream will be served in a local garden during the interval.