“It feels like everyone’s going through it together.”

Meet Delta (10) from Brighton. She plays guitar and was one of the 60 Furthering Talent students who wrote the piece Elixir of Hope, with the support of composer James Redwood. She came up with a melodic phrase that became the musical theme for the feeling of hope. The piece was written during lockdown and, in this short film, Delta shares a little bit about her experience.

Elixir of Hope was inspired by Donizetti’s opera, L’elisir d’amore, which we arranged for students to see live at Glyndebourne in 2019. The students offered their own musical ideas in response to the opera, which James incorporated into the score for all instrumental groups and abilities.

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