When we went into lockdown in Spring 2020, the O&E team had the difficult task of transferring their activities online. We got Zoom rep classes, entirely online projects (Check out Mr Blue Sky HERE) and were introduced the now in-demand leavers’ exit auditions. Along with this, and much more, Charlotte Ferry asked the SU what else we would like to see as part of the online offer. This is where ‘Piece of the Week’ came from! Suggested by our Education/ Activities officer Ellie Lee, it was a collaborative effort between O&E, P&P, the SU, Academic Studies and Heads of School.
Piece of the Week is what it says on the tin. We were treated to 20 marvellous pieces to learn and our fantastic academic staff provided interesting details and background information on the composers and works in question. The Nkoda links and videos can still be found on the O&E Moodle page HERE.
Below, you can find a round up of the 20 weeks (or you can check out the dedicated tab on our website). We have to say a HUGE thank you to Charlotte for putting this all together… we can’t wait to see what next year has in store!
Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet, Suite No.1
Florence Price, Symphony No.1
Beethoven, Symphony No.4
Joan Tower, For the Uncommon Woman (No.4)
Mahler, Symphony No.7
Weber, Oberon, J.306: Overture
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake Suite
Williams, Jurassic Park: Theme
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Judith Weir, Forest
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
Wagner, Die Walkure – Preludes to Acts 1 & 3
Clara Schumann, Piano Concerto
Stauss, Salome Op.54
Sibelius, Symphony No.1
Unsuk Chin, Choros Chordon
Mozart, The Magic Flute, K.620: Overture
Shostakovich, Symphony No.5