Pupils from King’s House Independent School took to the stage in front of a full house at the Grove Theatre to perform The Sound of Music. The show, which involved all pupils aged between four and 11 from the Leagrave school, took months of preparation and rehearsal before the big night. Co-Producers Mike Chidell and Jade Pawaar, the school’s deputy head, held auditions for the main acting parts in the Autumn Term. The lead role of Maria was played by Head Girl Zara Bhatti and the youngest acting role was performed by 4 year old Arya Azam, who played Gretl.Dr Andrew Cook, Head of King’s House Independent School said, “This year’s production was a lot more ambitious than last year’s, and the children were absolutely amazing in every way.The music was provided throughout by the school’s musical ensemble of pianists, percussionists and violinists. Limbo for Barnfield College’s plan to move into Luton town centre … [Read more...] about Luton pupils star in The Sound of Music at the Grove Theatre
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21 December 2018 Music Laibach have produced a version of The Sound of Music that you can march to, writes Louise Gray for the Mixed Media section. Julie Andrews, forever young, runs through the perennially green meadows of the Austrian Alps. The British film star presents an image of joy, familiar to anyone who has ever come into contact with The Sound of Music, Robert Wise’s award-laden film from 1965. Andrews represents an effervescence of youth and, as the swelling theme of the film’s soundtrack – written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein – soon announces, the timelessness of this intoxicating elation. The hills are truly alive, and, at the end of the film, they offer an escape route for the heroic von Trapp family as it flees the Nazis. But what the creators of The Sound of Music could not have anticipated was that the score would some 50 years later inspire a Slovenian art-rock ensemble to remould it into something entirely different. … [Read more...] about Laibach: the politics of music
(StatePoint) What’s your favorite song? Are you thinking of it now? How does it make you feel? Music is powerful. It can encourage, inspire, motivate and bring joy. There is even scientific evidence that music can ease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to mental acuity.There are some crazy great benefits to be had from something that almost everyone already enjoys. This holiday season consider some creative ways to share these incredible benefits. Give the gift of music.Here are a few thoughtful holiday gift ideas to bring music, joy and much more into someone’s life this season.Make MusicConsidering all the great things music can do for someone, why not help them make their own? Give the gift of music lessons from a local studio or teacher. Buy an affordable instrument like a ukulele or a cajón (drum box) for a beginner. For a guitarist, some cool picks or new strings are always welcome gifts.Big Sound, Small PackageFor a fun, whimsical, portable … [Read more...] about Giving the Gift of Music this Holiday Season
A cast of more than 50 will be performing in The Sound of Music which can be seen in Thame during the half term holiday. Inter Church Productions present an amateur production of the classic musical by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.The shows are at Lord Williams’s Upper School, running from Tuesday, October 23 until Saturday, October 27.Performances are Tuesday-Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm.The show features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and has a team of almost 40 backstage.Tickets are £14 and £12 for concessions.For more information visit www.interchurchproductions.comBooking lines are open at www.thelittleboxoffice/icp French market is back in Thame … [Read more...] about The Sound of Music is staged at school in Thame over holiday week.
The 2018 Music at Paxton summer festival of chamber music is gearing up for its first concert weekend on July 13, and the event’s new director-in-waiting will be there. Angus Smith takes over the post in October this year when Helen Jamieson, who helped establish the Paxton House festival which has been attracting world-class musicians since 2006, steps down. “I have been aware of the Music at Paxton event because I have had colleagues who have performed at the festival,” said Angus, an internationally renowned musician, singer and artistic director based in the Round, Sheffield.“I visited Paxton House recently and I’m really excited by the wonderful setting - the Picture Galley is an amazing space for concerts and the kind of music on offer. It would be difficult to find a better setting for musicians.“One of the things I’m aware of is that under Helen’s guidance there has been a fabulous programme of music. I see this as an evolutionary … [Read more...] about Angus Smith is waiting in the wings of Music at Paxton Festival