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Due to popular demand for places in November’s concert, January marks a change from termly to half-termly performances in the ‘Open Concert’ series. As the title implies, like an open mic, the concerts encourage pupil-led performances of music of all kinds, and this month’s concert was no exception. Max (7DO) opened with Martinu’s impressively fast and fiendish Allegretto from Ctvrtky a osminky, followed by Hamza’s (13MS) own excellent arrangement of Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine for guitar. Both Joseph’s (8RXH) and Vanya’s (9SE) brilliant presentations of Schumann’s Fantasiestucke Mvt. I for cello and Blavet’s Allegro Allemande for flute respectively were notable for their level of challenge. Rishabh’s (8AN) rhythmic and musical performance of Heather Hammond’s Changing Times was then followed by a medley of Sondheim songs created and performed with great flair by Arjan (13SJC). Three engaging indie/rock performances made for an exciting end to the concert: Adam’s (7OM) performance of Cream’s Sunshine of Your Love, followed by Fredric’s (7TW) In Bloom from Nirvana, concluding with the senior band performing Bea Kristi’s ‘Tired’.