ANY institution that comes of age is expected to have something that reflects its maturity. So, Kampala Music School recently organised a classical concert at Sheraton Kampala Hotel to celebrate seven years of its existence.
The schoolâ€™s journey, from a musical establishment with only a few pianos, to an accomplished music school was well-projected during the concert.
British clarinetist, Claire Hawkes played Horovitzâ€™s Sonatina, Debussyâ€™s Premiere Rhapsody, and Rossiniâ€™s Introduction, Theme and Variations. Her spontaneous expressiveness, flexibility and dynamism, wowed her fans immensely.
Hawkes came to the school last year as a volunteer, to set up a clarinet choir
The clarinet choir played Colin Cowelâ€™s Reskin Raiders, Gymnopedie and Rag.
Another hero of the concert was violinist Julie MacRae, who directed the violin section of the ensembles.
The other performances were by the Junior Orchestra, the String Orchestra, Senior Orchestra and Sauti Ya Africa, an all-male choir (led by Francis Muteesasira), which sings acapella.
The accompaniment by piano wizards Paul Luggya, Fred Kiggundu and Paul Matovu made the concert even more colourful. The concert climaxed with the cutting of the cake.
Celebrating seven years of classical music