I feel like outreach is something often talked of critically, but when it works well (as it did here) it is one of the most rewarding things. The aim here was a humble, noble one – simply to help those of primary/secondary school age become better listeners to works of classical music. The works I played were not necessarily short excerpts. At the Peasedown St. John primary I performed Sir Malcolm Arnold’s Fantasy in full, which I’m sure challenged them, but little fidgeting – they were attentive listeners.

Visit to Peasedown St. John primary in their blog here.

And Writhlington tweeting afterwards, below.