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It’s Great in Garda

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City Jazz in Bardolino

Getting away during our busy summer season takes a lot of organisation, especially when we can have 15 groups all on the road at one time. It is a treat for us to visit places in summer, when parks are in full bloom and town squares are transformed with summer stages, street cafes overflowing and every chair in a venue is filled! It helps to feed our imaginations when we visit venues and hotels off-season, to remember that places can be transformed in high season.

Every summer, OneStage likes to drop in and see a group or two in action, performing live to the crowds. In 2014, Sonia immensely enjoyed listening to Sutton Youth Concert Band and Youth Orchestra perform by the sea in L’Escala and in the tranquil, picturesque courtyard in Perelada, Spain. West Sussex County Youth Orchestra were also in the area and performed to a packed church in L’Escala, on the Costa Brava.

In 2015, Pippy saw the Mid-Europe Festival in Schladming, Austria in full-swing and watched Westminster School perform to a packed house in Bad Hofgastein.

This year, Julian dropped in on Chester Catholic High School and Bradford Music Service’s concerts around Lake Garda.  Straight from the airport he rushed to Bardolino on the shores of the lake to experience one of the best sets he’s seen in 20 years of touring, from Chester’s City Jazz ensemble.  The concert was a huge hit, and the audience of over 500 were still dancing around the harbour at midnight!  A slightly more sedate classical concert followed the following night in Lasize from Bradford Youth Orchestra, before the same orchestra wowed the crowds at Movieland theme park: a fitting end to a hectic short visit!

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Bradford Youth Orchestra in Movieland

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