“The Year of…” is an ongoing large-scale project begun in 2013. Each year sees a different international classical musician or ensemble working with schools in Somerset to spread their passion and enjoyment for music.
Musicians visit local schools with Jackdaws to give a whole school performance, and a workshop with a smaller group of children. Workshop musicians from all schools then join together for the Grand Finale performance, which is always a spectacular event. Visit the individual pages below for more information.
2018 – Year of Brass with the Onyx Brass Quintet
2017 – Year of the Recorder with Anna Stegmann and Tabea Debus
2016 – Year of the Reed with the Gelachter Trio
2015 – Year of Percussion with Joby Burgess
2014 – Year of Guitar with the Eden Stell Guitar Duo
2013 – Year of the String Quartet with the Carducci String Quartet
Watch the video about our first Year of… project