One of the most significant occasions in the Menuhin 100 Festival was the Commemoration Event held on Saturday 9 July. Compiled by Music Director, Malcolm Singer and presented by pupils, this was an opportunity to reflect on the music and people who influenced Yehudi, helping to shape the man, his music-making and his many other endeavours.
Music performed by the pupils included George Enescu's Intermezzi Op 12, Bruce Adolphe's Einstein's Light, Bartόk's Chaconne for solo violin and the premiere of a new work by Music Director Malcolm Singer, Chagall's Violin for seven violins.
The Menuhin family generously supported this event. Guests included members of the Menuhin family, friends and past and present members of staff.
Following the presentation, there was an unveiling of the Yehudi Menuhin Meditation Path, designed by the School's art teacher Patsy Belmonte. A series of plaques made by pupils and set in a spiral pattern lead to a central water feature providing a 'calm and contemplative space that invites reflection on the spiritual and humanitarian values of Yehudi Menuhin.'