Yesterday at our “In Disguise” family concert there was no disguising the pride felt by the parents, friends and relatives of the Camden Training Orchestra children!
The children joined the adult members of ERSO in a spirited performance of the Entry of the Gladiators – a tune usually associated with circus clowns – and a soulful rendition of Skyfall which featured talented young singer Naomi Marchbank, a 6th form pupil at Camden School for Girls. Their final piece was A Whole lot of Symphonies which were disguised as one piece. We also explored Britten’s modern interpretation of Tudor courtly dances and learnt about the perils of ice-cream and mistaken identity at grand Russian balls through the Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian!
A great time was had by all, with parents calling it a “rich and meaningful experience for the young players” and “amazing, informative and educational”. When the children were asked if there any ways we could improve the experience they said “NO” and