|Millfield House, Millfield School|
Millfield School, the independent boarding and day school in Somerset, is celebrating its impressive 2012-13 music programme with a concert at London's Cadogan Hall on 23 March. The concert will feature performances from violinist So-Ock Kim and pupils from the school. The school's prizewinning ensemble, The Millfield Camerata, will be performing. Violinist So-Ock Kim will be playing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The concert will also feature the world-premiere of Jumping the Rhymes for choir and percussion ensemble, a piece specially written for the school by Stewart Copeland, a past pupil of Millfield and former drummer with The Police.
Millfield was founded in 1935 by RJO Meyer in the mansion originally owned by the Clark family, who owned and ran the major shoe manufacturer Clarks. In 1939 the school became one of the first independent schools to be co-educational. The Millfield School music department offers an International Concert Series at the school featuring artist such as Emma Johnson and the Tallis Scholars. The school is also notable for its sporting prowess, with nine of Britain's 2012 Olympians and Paralympians being past pupils.
Further information about Millfield School from the school's website, further information and on-line booking for the concert from the Cadogan Hall website.Elsewhere on this blog:
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