Education

LEAMINGTON MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Leamington Music continues to work closely with Warwickshire Music, taking into schools in the county some of the musicians whose concerts our audiences then enjoy.

Already this winter season, we have seen the Ex Cathedra team working with Warwick primary schools in a session at King’s High School and the Navarra String Quartet giving workshops in five different schools.

This month, the Palisander Recorder Quartet and the York Waits will be involved on five days and the Avesta Saxophone Quartet will give a lunchtime concert at Warwick School.

In the New Year there will be another six days spent in the county by Ensemble 360, Joglaresa and the London Haydn Quartet.

Leamington Music does not just take the musicians into schools and put on Family Concerts – there is a new Paul Rissmann work on 11 February – but also gives opportunities for students. Before our opening concert on 6 October, we have given a platform to the recently formed, Rugby-based Warwickshire, County Guitar Ensemble, and the County Waits will be playing in St Mary’s as the audience arrives for the Christmas Concert involving the York Waits on 12 December.  In the 2018 Leamington Music Festival Weekend there will be the annual showcase concert on 5 May for the cream of the county’s chamber musicians.

The Programme is funded through Warwickshire Music with funds provided by the Arts Council and the Friends of Leamington Music make a significant contribution. Further support comes through legacies and trusts.

Leamington Music is always keen to talk to schools that have not yet participated in the Programme and so if you are a parent, teacher, governor or just interested in making sure music flourishes in the education world, please get in touch by calling 01926 497000 or emailing richard@leamingtonmusic.org