Players from Peak District String Orchestra took part in a workshop at the Halle, Manchester on Saturday 21 October 2017 with Steve Bingham and then attended a fantastic concert (featuring solos from James Ehnes) at Bridgewater Hall.
As an added bonus they had an unexpected visit from Sir Mark Elder and James Ehnes, who gave a short talk to the players. A quartet of players with the BBC Philharmonic also played along side PDSO players and gave them a hidden insight into the difficulties of the Stravinsky Appolo suite for strings and a brief introduction into Beethoven 5.
Players were left jaw dropped after seeing James Ehnes perform (they were seated within 5 metres of him) and enjoyed a breath taking performance of Beethoven 5.
Players returned to Buxton tired but inspired.