Sunday 11 January 2015

Vivienne Price Memorial Concert

Vivienne Price
Vivienne Price
Vivienne Price founded the National Children's Orchestras in 1978 to provide inspiration and first-class musical training for children. The first week-long course was in Eastbourne and the concert was a sell-out, and Vivienne was inundated with applications from children wanting to join, the whole thing being run from Vivienne's living room. The organisation has now grown to encompass six national orchestras plus a network of regional orchestras. Vivienne died in November 2014 aged 83 and now the National Children's Orchestras is giving a rather special concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 1 February 2015 to celebrated Vivienne Price's legacy. Invited guests will be joining the performers, and the orchestras will be playing an eclectic programme which will celebrate her vision and impact. The concert concludes with Strauss's Radetzky March which Vivienne herself conducted at that very first concert.

Further information from the South Bank Centre's website. See also my article about the National Children's Orchestras December 2013 concert on this blog.

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