The Brunel Ensemble is mounting a new major education project in October. The project takes its inspiration from two works by Simon Bainbridge - Path to Othona and Landscape and Memory - and one by Stuart MacRae - Portrait. With both composers in residence, Christopher Austin (Artistic Director of the Brunel Ensemble) will explore the expressive world of these pieces with pupils from North Cornwall schools, and a new composition will be created taking the idea of a journey through a landscape.
The project culminates in a special gala concert at the Gaia Energy Centre near Tintagel on 18 October, with music by Bach, Stravinsky, Bainbridge, MacRae, and of course the new work from the pupils themselves. Alongside the professional players from the Brunel Ensemble, the piece will include the many young performers, who will contribute their skills in whatever way possible: speaking, singing, playing and creating pictures and poems.