Citizen - February 4th 2010
'City orchestra find the right notes'
A musical mission hit the right note on Saturday, when Milton Keynes City Orchestra took its rural rhythms tour out of the city.
A quartet of musicians visited libraries in Flitwick, Dunstable and Eaton Bray for a Bedfordshire tour, and allowed visitors of all ages to take part in creative workshops.
Cheryl Agnew-Bass (violin), Kim Murphy (bassoon) and Graham Mayger (flute) all led the orchestra.
MK News - 20th January 2010
Making music at clarinettist's class
One hundred music students, parents and friendstook part in a clarinet masterclass with a world renowned soloist.
Emma Johnson, who plays her world premiere concert this Friday, with Milton Keynes City Orchestra at Milton Keynes Theatre.
On Saturday she began by performing Scott Joplin's The Entertainer, followed by a rendition of the Elvis Presley favourite Love me Tender from the Intermediate Clarinet Choir of the MK Music Service.
Four talented MK Music Service clarinettists stepped forward for an individual masterclass from Emma in fron of the audience, accompanied onpiano by Craig Greene, another solo star from Milton Keynes.
The two-and-a-half-hour music session finished with a performance of Snowflakes by the Senior Clarinet Choir of MK Music Service.
Tickets are still available for the Past and Present Emma Johnson concert on January 22 when she will perform the premiere of a new Jazz Concerto by Will Todd.