Award-Nominated Jackdaws project “The Year of…” returns for the fifth time to bring you an hour long concert; the Grand Finale of weeks of workshops with children of all ages at 14 schools across Somerset. Recorder virtuosi Anna Stegmann and Tabea Debus perform alongside over 100 children to showcase their work and this amazing instrument.
The Year of project was started in 2013 by Jackdaws Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg, who wanted to bring exceptional chamber musicians into schools in Somerset to inspire and support children to start, and continue, playing an instrument. In the four previous years, we have worked with nearly 50 schools in hard to reach areas of Somerset and engaged with up to 15,000 children, young people and teachers, introducing them to inspiring celebrated musicians from the orchestral and chamber music worlds.
OperaPLUS: The Love Potion
Thursday 4 May, 5:30pm
at the Cheese & Grain, Frome
In Donizetti’s 220th anniversary year, Jackdaws OperaPLUS presents his comedic masterpiece The Love Potion (L’elisir d’amore). Featuring Jackdaws Young Artists in performance with pupils from local schools, the award winning OperaPLUS project offers a once in lifetime opportunity for young people and their families to experience opera with professional musicians of the highest standard performing classic works from the canon, semi-staged and sung in English.
£5 / £3 under 18
Tickets available from the Cheese & Grain