On Monday 1st April, Year 10 BTEC Music students attended the Southbank Centre in London to watch the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta. The musical performance was truly inspiring and the students were able to experience a fantastic repertoire including:

  • Beethoven: Overture, Coriolan
  • Borne: Fantaisie brillante on themes from Bizet's Carmen for flute & orchestra
  • Alexander Mackenzie: Overture, Britannia (A Nautical Overture), Op. 52
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Mr Harrison, trip leader for the event, would like to take this opportunity to thank all students for their impeccable behaviour and were a credit to Rye College.

More information on Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta
The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is one of the most positive things to emerge from the devastation of the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in north-eastern Japan.

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta has become a beacon of hope for a region devastated by loss, personal pain and suffering. Set up by UK charity Keys of Change in partnership with schools in Fukushima, initially to bring hope to the young people in the area, the orchestra has made rapid musical strides and has already performed in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Tokyo Opera City, and in Boston Symphony Hall, where the determination of the young people to create something truly excellent in the face of all kinds of adversity has had the power to inspire other young people and adults.

Visit: www.fukushimamusic.org for more information about the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta.