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NACO in the U.K.: Drumming up a community of music

NACO in the U.K.: Drumming up a community of music

October 29, 2014
National

"Today more people have access to more music than ever before. And yet much of that music is being listened to alone.

Music survives best in a community where it is a shared experience, says the great Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.

On Tuesday afternoon, she was part of the creation, via broadband technology, of a trans-Atlantic musical community at the venerable Royal College of Music in the shadow of the famous Albert Hall.

The community was created by the National Arts Centre. It connected student musicians in the Colonel By Secondary School senior band with young performers in the Brent Youth Orchestra in London..."

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