The Symphony For Life students started 2022 with an enthusiasm that had been building up for the two years prior. We were back together in person and ready to fill the venue with an incredible sound. The venue was the King’s School at Parramatta and the event was our long anticipated annual summer camp. It was the intensive that our kids needed; three jam-packed days of lessons, orchestra, percussion workshops, sectionals, barbeques and, of course, those magical moments of camp bonding that only the students themselves know about.
The point of difference for Summer Camp 2022 was the introduction of our Orff Ensemble. Freed from the high-wire act of producing a beautiful sound on a string instrument, our students for the first time engaged in truly creative and original music making on xylophones and glockenspiels. Our student body was divided into two groups. Each group composed and improvised introductions and interludes that linked the pieces in the grand finale orchestra concert on the last day of the camp.
You can watch the video of the summer camp here
Christopher Bennett, Director of Programs