Studio News – Term 3 – 2021, Simple Symphony videos and questions

Term starts on Monday 12th July, and ends on Friday 17th September.

Group lesson & concert dates, please arrive 15 minutes early for tuning.

Group lessons for Book 1/2 students (Buda):
Tuesday 10th August, 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Tuesday 31st August, 4.30 to 5.15 pm

Trio group lessons for Elsie, Bibby, Owen (19A Brown St):
Monday 9th August, 5.30 to 6.20 pm
Monday 30th August, 5.30 to 6.20 pm

Concert (Buda):
Monday 6th September, 5.00 to 6.00 pm
(Rehearsal 4.15 to 5.00 pm)

Listening piece

This term’s listening piece is ‘Simple Symphony’ by Benjamin Britten.
In the first video here, Douglas Bostock talks about the music, and the string orchestra play excerpts to demonstrate his points.

Here are some questions about the music, please write down your answers and bring to your next lesson:

1. What are the instruments being played?
2. What are the names of the four movements?
3. What technique is used throughout the 2nd movement, and sometimes in the 1st movement?
4. Which movement is the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra playing in the second video?

Performances on YouTube: