On 21 October 2016, 23 Year 9,Year 10 and Year 11 students attended ‘Meet the Phil’ at MediaCity. They enjoyed an open reahearsal by an outstanding professional orchestra – the BBC Philharmonic – playing Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony. Students learned about the inspiration behind the music and a little of what Shostakovich’s life was like living in Russia under Stalin’s regime. At the end of the session students had the opportunity to ask the conductor and members of the orchestra questions.
A great trip enjoyed by all!