Education and Schools
One of the Festival’s key objectives is to encourage younger people to attend classical music events. As well as offering a discount for under 18s at most events, we also engage with schools to bring classical music to them.
During their visit to the 2014 Summer Festival, we asked the Orchestra of St Johns to visit Churchill Park School and the results were amazing! The education links have continued into our year-round programmes since then, with various professional musicians making music with pupils from King's Lynn primary schools.
Since then we have continued to work with Norfolk Music Hub's Jessican Berners and local composer and musician Jane Wells to support classical music workshops in local primary schools supported by Arts Council England. Each November, we feature the results of the hard work of local young musicians at our Coffee Concerts, where the pupils and the professional musicians do a short performance ahead of the main programme.
In November 2017, pupils from St Michael's Academy worked with flautist Anna Rosa Mari and violinist Kamila Bydlowska on a piece based on a traditional Hungarian Czardas, and inspired by the rhythms of things the pupils longed for (uni-corns-and-ice-cream!)
In November 2016 we featured pupils of St Martha's Catholic Primary School at our Coffee Concert, where they performed with the Snowden-Sir Duo (pictured left).
We are always open to offering group discounts to schools for various concerts, so please get in touch if you would like to arrange a trip or find out more about our education offer.
We are pleased to offer 50% discounts for under 18s on the majority of our concert tickets. This initiative is supported by The Ruth Fermoy Memorial Fund.