Sheffield Music Academy was involved in a number of concerts over the weekend with Classical Sheffield.
The event was a huge success and most of our students were involved in at least one performance.
Lovely performances were enjoyed by Sheffield audiences attending the Winter Gardens, with SMA Guitar group and Junior Choir, who sang songs from the musical version of Roald Dahls Matilda. At the Upper Chapel, Senior Strings played Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Friday 17th, and SMA cellists performed Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos on Saturday 18th.
Impressive performances were made by the Chamber Orchestra on Sunday 19th, with their breathtaking rendition of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Alessandro Pacik blowing the audience away.
By the end of the weekend, enthusiastic audience members were struggling to fit through the door, in order to see SMA Senior Chamber Group’s moving performance of Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
It has been a great experience for us to take part Classical Sheffield’s fabulous weekend event and we are so proud of all of our students for their top quality performances.
On Saturday 11th of March the Friends hosted a Ceilidh social with visiting tutor Simon Dumpleton, leading academy students in a folk band.
Students played a variety of instruments including saxophone, cornet, drums and violins.
There was a great atmosphere at the event, a wonderful chilli provided by members of the friends and a buffet spread provided by attendees.
Everyone had so much fun dancing until exhausted and it was lovely to see family members, friends and staff all joining in.
Keep an eye out for details of their next event ‘Summer Garden Party’ on the website.
The Friends are also thrilled to announce that after reaching a fundraising goal of £5000 the Friends were able to put the money towards the purchase of three new pianos for SMA.
Thank you to everyone for their support in helping to achieve this.