Education and Outreach (2017)

All our musicians owe at least part of their early passion for music and their initial training to some inspirational teaching, a sound base for their later flourishing professional careers. We aim to complement Hampshire’s exceptional music provision with our creative learning workshops, artist development, masterclasses and free tickets for young people.

1. Schools Concert
Friday 28 April, 10am Theatre Royal

Join the Castalian String Quartet and presenter Sam Glazer for a fun and engaging introduction to the world of chamber music in this interactive KS2 schools concert. Expect plenty of audience participation including singing, body percussion and the chance to create a brand new piece of music for the quartet to perform.

If you are a school interested in attending, or know of one, please contact the Festival office for more information:

Monday 1 May, 11am Discovery Centre

Members of the London Bridge Ensemble give a masterclass to local young musicians. Audiences can drop in and out as they like at any point during the session.

The Festival also runs an outreach project each year festival musicians give a private performance for the residents of St John’s Charity, a local Almshouse. To find out more about any of these activities please contact the office –