Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins Grantham group for fund-raising concert at St Wulfram's Church
The first official fund-raising concert by The Benedetti Foundation will take place at St Wulfram’s Church on Friday, November 8, at 7.30pm.
It will feature violinist Nicola Benedetti and The Benedetti Foundation Orchestra which is made up of the Foundation tutors, ambassadors and students of The Oasby Music Group – a local chamber music group based in Grantham that teaches nearly 100 children from all backgrounds each year.
The programme will include Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro.
Nicola is one of the world’s leading advocates for quality music education, the role of arts and culture in the wider community and the transformational effect it has on all young people. She has been committed to education projects since the age of 15 and, in the past 12 months, Nicola has worked with more than 2,000 students and 500 teachers.
The Benedetti Foundation will provide variation, inspiration and enrichment to the UK’s education networks and communities. The Benedetti Foundation is fiercely devoted towards pulling together individuals and organisations that too often work in isolation. It will also produce a signature series of orchestra-based weekend workshops – The Benedetti Sessions – to address, equally, the needs of young musicians of all ages and stages and of teachers.
The money raised from the concert will be put towards The Benedetti Sessions. The first Benedetti Sessions will take place in Glasgow in January 2020. Throughout the first year there will be a total of six Benedetti Sessions in London, Dundee, Northern Ireland, Manchester and Saffron Walden, plus many more singular events and day sessions throughout the year and across the world.
Tickets cost £25 to £45 and can be purchased at tinyurl.com/nicolabene
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