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The future’s bright!

This Saturday Fiori Musicali bring you two very different concerts at The Castle in Wellingborough.

For the past three weeks Fiori players have been coaching young people from Northamptonshire in the art of baroque. This culminates on Saturday with a matinée performance from the County String Sinfonia and children from Towcester and Wellingborough Performing Music Centres, playing alongside Fiori’s Chamber Orchestra, and with Kerstin Linder-Dewan who’s in the hot seat as solo violin.  You can also hear two of the county’s talented young violinists playing solo in music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Amanda coaching at Wellingborough Music & Performing Arts Centre
Amanda coaching at Wellingborough Music & Performing Arts Centre

The project is led by Fiori player Amanda Babington, who’ll also be playing on Saturday. It provides the children and young people with an opportunity to learn from Fiori’s baroque experts about this exciting period of music, and what makes it unique, giving them the chance to show off their hard work during Saturday’s performance starting at 2:45pm.

The Castle itself offers great acoustics but what will make this so special is the sheer size of the ensemble on stage! The audience will be greeted by a wall of beautiful sound as around 70 young players join Fiori for Vivaldi – Summer & Winter from The Four Seasons, Bach – Brandenburg Concerto no.3 and Handel – Water Music excerpts.

As you can imagine the event requires a lot of work from all involved but I think that it’s time and effort well spent so that we, the audience, can enjoy hearing professional baroque specialists with talented young musicians. Who knows, their hard work may seem them transform into Fiori Musicali in the future!

The project is supported by Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust and South Northamptonshire Council with Orchestras Live, not forgetting The Castle Theatre Wellingborough.

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