Conducting workshop with David Curtis
The Music department was delighted to host conductor David Curtis for a workshop with staff and as a guest-conductor of the school Symphony Orchestra. Mr Curtis (OR 1966-1973) was the founder of the renowned Orchestra of the Swan, and has a wealth of knowledge as a conductor of varied groups and repertoire. He put the staff through their paces with issues of conducting technique, interpretation and communication, and then took a detailed approach to working with the orchestra. His perceptive and also empathetic style brought great sounds out of the student players and this was excellent input as the group builds towards their performance at Cadogan Hall on 22 March.