Perse pupils wow audience at West Road Concert
On Tuesday evening, almost 150 pupils took to the stage for the School Showcase Concert at West Road Concert Hall. This immensely successful concert included performances from a range of The Perse’s ensembles including Senior Symphony, Chamber and String Orchestras, Senior Brass Ensemble, Wind Band 1 and Concert Band. Huge congratulations go to them and to the four Upper Sixth soloists – Iliana Gutch Marinov, George Irwin, Charlie Whitehead and Daniel Adamson – who each performed varied concerto movements, from Saint-Saëns’ devilishly technical conservatoire piece for horn, Morceau De Concert, to Kabalevsky’s buoyant piano concerto; the final movement of Bruch’s violin concerto to the jazz-tinged world of Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto.
Thank you to all who supported the event, whether preparing the groups for the performance, helping behind the scenes or attending as an audience member.