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Playing for the future of music education

Musicians from every level, musical style and age, played together today in the Isle of Wight, in an effort to save the future of musical education. They gathered with their instruments at St Thomas Square in Newport and performed Beethoven’s Ode To Joy. Many of them had never rehearsal together, having arrived at the play-in […]

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Courtney Pine, photographed by Elrond Garcia, at the Lost at Sea Festival, Isle of Wight

Courtney Pine and the Isle of Wight Youth Orchestra

Writing about the Isle of Wight Youth Orchestra has been in the back burner for months, just waiting for a good moment when they could have a well deserved exposure. This good moment came with the delightful surprise of finding out that they would be sharing the same bill as Courtney Pine. Yet, when I […]

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