After four days of rehearsals, Orchestra ONE: Project 16 finished with a concert for an audience of friends and family at the Hazlitt Arts Centre in Maidstone last week (Apr 5).
Orchestra ONE workshops encourage young musicians to write their own lyrics and melodies and experiment with different textures in sound, using a variety of instrument and vocal combinations. The group combines skills and imagination of the newest and youngest participants with those of members who have been attending the workshops since the first course in 2011.
Project Manager Sue Marlow said: “Orchestra ONE participants and tutors developed the theme of ‘My Generation’ with great enthusiasm creating an exciting performance of interesting instrumental content and thought provoking, inventive lyrics. The audience clearly loved it!”
Orchestra ONE courses are free to join and open to young people, aged 8 to 18, from across Kent. All musical styles, instruments and levels of ability are welcome.