Players from the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra (CUWO) entertained a rapt audience of schoolchildren at a lunchtime concert at West Road Concert Hall on 11 March.  

For the concert, which lasted around an hour, CUWO performed a programme of popular classical pieces for children, including Prokofiev’s celebrated Peter and the Wolf, as well as iconic music from TV and film, such as Mission Impossible and Star Wars. 

Hundreds of children from seven schools and two homeschool groups travelled from the Cambridgeshire area to attend the performance, which was organised by the student-led committee of the Wind Orchestra and the Centre for Music Performance (CMP).  

Simon Fairclough, CMP Director, said: “We were delighted to see West Road Concert Hall full of schoolchildren for this thoroughly enjoyable concert. It was wonderful to see them listening so attentively, and we hope this event might even inspire a few of them to take up music.”  

He added: “At the CMP, we work hard to make music accessible to the wider community around Cambridge, and this event encapsulates our efforts to break down barriers, to inspire the next generation of musicians, and to create long-lasting positive memories.”