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Performers’ Platform


Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 18.30
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Wind Ensemble: Rhea Takhar, oboe; Lydia Jin, oboe; Nikita Jain, bassoon; Nathan Cornish, continuo
Bronagh Lee, violin
Sanjana Sudeshkumar, voice
Jacob Rowley, guitar
Ella Mason, trumpet
Rhea Takhar, oboe
Tom Hao, violin
Angie Qiao, piano
Samantha Burley, violin
String Quartet: Ivy Lau, violin; Bronagh Lee, violin; Junias Wong, viola; Ami Chen, cello

works by Zelenka, Prokofiev, Donizetti, Handel, Villa-Lobos, Goedicke, Rubbra, Dancla, Rachmaninov, Bruch and Borodin

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This concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

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Instrumental Evening – strings

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Monday 12 February 2018 at 18.00

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by string players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

Thursday 1 February 2018 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Renee Chang, violin
Peter Murphy, clarinet
Beth Zheng, violin

works by Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Bartók

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening – piano and voice

Monday 29 January 2018 at 18.00

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by pianists and singers from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Charlotte Howdle, violin
Jessica Tedd, violin
Philip Edwards and Naomi Bazlov, violin and piano

works by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Mozart, Kreisler and De Falla

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

The Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham; viola players at the Cecil Aronowitz competition

A convocation of viola greatness: members of KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra in their safe space.


There has been speculation that there is, somewhere in the world, a mobile safe haven for violas. Its existence has since been confirmed, as the viola tribe manifested itself in the form of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition at the Birmingham conservatoire during the penultimate week of November. Violists and other supporters flocked from far and wide to listen and participate in a week of masterclasses, recitals workshops and, of course, the main event: the international competition itself.

Several members of symphony orchestra headed down on Monday to get a piece of the action: Naina played in a masterclass with Timothy Ridout and later joined the rest of the merry band in a workshop hosted by the Absolute Zero (temperature, not skill) viola quartet – yes, viola quartets do exist. The workshop was an amusing time where arrangements for viola ensemble were played and new techniques picked up. They also watched Round 2 of the competition.

The Robin Ireland evening recital included one of his own works, Pairings II for two viola, a Bach Chaconne (played with a baroque bow), Seven Preludes by Shostakovich and Six pieces from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. A magical and inspirational performance by one of the viola greats.

All in all, it was an informative and fun experience – maybe next time we’ll be competing for real! … or not.

 

Gabriel and Junias Wong


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KES Choir at the Carol Service, 6 December

King Edward's School, Music Department: KES choir, Carol Service 2017
Directed by Mrs. Starkie, the unique KES Choir sings in St. Philip’s Cathedral.

Our thanks to Mr. Boardman for the photograph.

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From the Lunchtime Recital on 16 November


Our thanks to Mr. Ash for the photographs.

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Christmas Concert 3

Monday, 11 December at 1930
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

The programme includes performances given by:

Choral Society
Senior Swing Band
KEHS Lower School Choir
Concert Band
Concert Orchestra
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Christmas Concert 2

Sunday,  10 December 2017 at 1930
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

The programme includes performances given by:

KES Choir
Junior Swing Band
KEHS Chamber Choir
Concert Band
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra

 

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Christmas Concert 1

Sunday,  10 December 2017 at 1500
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

The programme includes performances given by:

Choral Society
Wind Band
Training String Orchestra
Senior Swing Band
KEHS Chamber Choir
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening

Monday, 4 December 2017 at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by guitar and drum kit players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

Lutosławski at King Edward's School music department, Birmingham

Thursday, 16 November at 1310
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Jacques Ibert Cinq Pièces en Trio
Witold Lutosławski Chain 1
Jacques Ibert Divertissement

Wind Trio: Charlotte Chapman, oboe; Peter Murphy, clarinet; Rhea Suribhatla, bassoon.

KES/KEHS Chamber Ensembles: Jieyi Li, flute, piccolo, alto flute; Charlotte Chapman, oboe; James Cleasby, clarinet; Rhea Suribhatla, bassoon; Michael Heneghan, trumpet; Nathan Cornish, trombone; Lauren Zhang, piano; Sam Howorth, harpsichord; James Perry, percussion; Jack Barron, percussion; Alice Beardmore, violin; Beth Zheng, violin; Jess Tedd, violin; Renee Chang, violin; Charlotte Howdle, violin; Gabriel Wong, viola; Rosy Heneghan, viola; Eben Gutteridge, viola; Daniel Li, viola; Isabel Russell, cello; Enoch Cheung, cello; Beatrice Beardmore, cello; Mark Li, cello; Anumita Bagchi, double bass.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Performers’ Platform


Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 18.30
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Cathy Ge, piano
Naima Hamid, guitar
Eben Gutteridge, viola
Melissa Yuan, piano
Lydia Jin, violin
Shivanii Arun, piano
Michael Heneghan, trumpet

Piano Quintet: Jess Tedd, violin; Jiaqi Cao, violin; Naina Reddy, viola; Mark Li, cello; Micahel Luo, piano.

solo works by Debussy, Yocoh, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Kabalevsky, Balakirev/Glinka, Hummel, and the first movement of Bruch’s Piano Quintet

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This concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

Instrumental Evening – strings

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Monday, 13 November at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by string players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Recital at the Barber Institute

King Edward's School music department at the Barber Institute

Friday, 10 November at 1310
Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Daniel Yue, violin
String Quartet: Beth Zheng, violin; Melissa Yuan, violin; Melissa Yao, viola; Isabel Russel, cello.
Piano Quintet: Philip Edwards, violin; Gabriel Wong, violin; Rosy Heneghan, viola; Eugene Toso, cello; Naomi Bazlov, piano.

works by Bach, Bazzini, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Shostakovich

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls