Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival 2022: Schools Concert

This week saw our Chamber Orchestra perform in the annual Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival’s two Schools concerts. Entitled Once Upon a Tune, the audience of primary school children were treated to performances of Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumble Bee, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade – The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship, and Rossini’s William Tell Overture. While the orchestra played, illustrator James Mayhew painted the scenes from the books which inspired these wonderful pieces of music – absorbing the audience by sight and sound.