Wednesday 17 April 2013
Super String Sunday
Today, the RCM’s doors are once again being thrown open for our annual string celebration Super String Sunday.
All day from 11am – 4.30pm top RCM string players are giving entertaining performances of a variety of string favourites such as Saint-Saens’ The Swan and Vaughan-Williams’ The Lark Ascending as well as new arrangements - you can hear the theme from Star Wars as you've never heard it before!
At the same time, RCM Head of Strings Mark Messenger is running his eighth London Marathon, this year in aid of RCM scholarships. As if this wasn’t enough of a day’s work, once Mark’s crossed the finish line he will be racing back to the RCM to join our string players for the final performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet (if he makes it in time…)!
Those at Super String Sunday will be able to follow Mark’s progress round the course via a screen projected above the performers, and will also have the chance to donate to his marathon fund via his charity giving page at various points around the College.
Mark writes: “It's coming up to London Marathon time and once again this year you can help me raise money to support extraordinary young musicians. For 2013 please do give as generously as you are able. Your support will make a real difference to amazing musicians. Once again, I auditioned some remarkable players who will not be able to pursue their dream of coming to the College without your help.”
Super String Sunday is a completely free event and no tickets are required. Our doors will be open all day from 11am, so come along for 10 minutes or stay for hours!
Full details about the day can be found at www.rcm.ac.uk/superstringsunday