Our Penrith Strings Program is in full swing this year.
Students during a string workshop.
In March, PSO and ACO musicians held three string workshops. Last month, Penrith students were joined by ACO Music & Art Program students from St Marys North Public Schools to enjoy a performance of The Four Seasons by Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective followed by a special workshop with our Emerging Artists.
Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective performing The Four Seasons at The Joan.
“The movement ‘spring’ really inspired me.” said a student from St Marys North Public School after the concert.
Workshops will continue this term with PSO tutors and on Sunday 15 May at 3pm Penrith Strings will perform its first public concert of the year with the ACO Ensemble at The Joan.
Penrith Strings has grown since it began in February 2015, with 31 students now participating in workshops and public concerts. The ACO is excited to welcome new students to the Program and to see the first participants grow throughout the year, learning new techniques and the unique playing style of the ACO.
“Our tutors worked us hard to get it sounding beautiful.” says one of the Penrith Strings students.
Pekka Kuusisto with students after the Schools' Concert.
Since the Program started, we’ve noticed a positive impact on the students, their families and the community as a whole.
“We are all speechless and proud but also so thankful for this opportunity given to the students as well as the introduction to a whole new world of classical music bestowed on our family which we are all thoroughly enjoying.” Says one of the students' parent.
On Sunday 15 May join us for an afternoon of stunning music by Grainger, Newbold and Bach performed by the Penrith Strings and the ACO Ensemble playing Dvorak and Purcell.
PENRITH STRINGS & ACO ENSEMBLE
15 May 3pm at The Joan
Grainger, Newbold and Bach performed by the Penrith Strings and the ACO Ensemble playing Dvorak and Purcell.