There was a refreshing contrast between young and more experienced musicians in Quorn last week when the County Symphony Orchestra and St Bartholomew's infant and junior school gave a joint concert at the Rawlins school.
The children, trained by Miss C Jones, and accompanied by Miss J Attfield, opened the performance with a lively production of "Tom Sawyer", a musical play by Jonothan Elkus. Their colourful costumes delighted the audience of over 200. As a prelude to the play, music was provided by the school violin and recorder groups.
The County Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Westcombe, gave an excellent performance including a fine interpretation of Elgar's "Wand of Youth Suite", and the rarely performed ballet music "The Perfect Fool" by Holst.
For the last work of the evening, the orchestra, led by Leonard Howe, gave a strong performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony. In all, a very pleasant evening's entertainment