On the morning of Sunday, 12 March, nearly 115 people—50 of the children in our Zurich violin project, along with their families and teachers—attended a performance of Peter and the Wolf as guests of the Vareille Foundation. The Zurich Chamber Orchestra played, and star violinist Daniel Hope took the role of narrator.
To prepare for the concert, the children had studied the piece in class and learned to appreciate all of its subtleties, and the “real” performance on the stage of the Zurich Tonhalle was an eagerly awaited opportunity to hear professional musicians play a work they had first discovered at school.
After the concert, Daniel Hope signed autographs for audience members, who took the opportunity to speak with him and offer their congratulations.
The Sunday outing also gave the Vareille Foundation an opportunity to host the parents, brothers and sisters of our young violinists, underscoring our commitment to make classical music accessible for everyone.
Finally, we hope that the event will make our young students even more eager to continue learning the violin!
Left to right: Peter Reichen, violin project coordinator at the Zurich School of Music; Susanne Gilg, Assistant Director of the Zurich School of Music; Clément Dumortier, Projects Director for the Vareille Foundation; Pierre Vareille; Hélène Vareille; Elisabeth Schuller, one of the music teachers involved in the violin project; and Eva Schilling, Principal of the Hardau School, which hosts the project in Zurich.
For more photos of this outing, please visit our Facebook page (in French).