Orchestral manoeuvres in city’s schools

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) flautist Feby Idrus plays her woodwind family instrument in a mini concert at Silverstream School, in Mosgiel, yesterday.

She was one of six DSO musicians who made visits to Bathgate Park, Mornington and Silverstream schools yesterday, to introduce pupils to different instruments and musical styles.

The programme features the strings, woodwind, brass and percussion sections of the orchestra, playing some well known, and not so familiar pieces — including a medley from the film Moana; the Gypsies Chorus from Bizet’s opera Carmen; and a theme from Monty Python.

The tour continues until Friday, during which time the group will visit another 10 primary schools from Milton to Oamaru.

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