Laika The Space Dog – English Touring Opera
Music: Russell Hepplewhite
Design: Jude Munden
Cast includes Abigail Kelly, Emma Watkinson, David de Wynter and Maciek O’Shea
The English Touring Opera (ETO) – Autumn Opera in Schools – Laika the Space Dog
ETO is reviving its award-winning opera for children Laika the Space Dog, which tells the story of the Russian dog that was sent to space as part of the Soviet space programme.
The opera’s thrilling story is told in many diverse ways by nine professional performers – and also includes archive film, filmed animation (created with children) and puppetry. The characters include the idealistic young student Mikhael, the great scientist Korolev, the dog-hating Valentina, and of course the little dog herself. The piece features also a specially made theremin (the original electronic instrument), along with percussion, clarinet, cello and bassoon.
The action takes us from an apartment in Moscow to Gorky Park, to the Kremlin (where we meet President Khrushchev), and finally to the Cosmodrome in Baikonur, brought to life with stunning design, and from where we launch the famous Sputnik rockets. The piece is highly interactive and includes songs for everyone. A comprehensive teachers’ pack and CD support the project
Location: Each performance will take place in the school who books the show
Cost per production: Cost 290+VAT
Dates: Bookings date depending on the school and ETO availability.
For more information and to book please email: Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about ETO visit: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/
Photo Credit: Robert Workman
Invitation to all pupils aged 7-11 years in school groups to join in participatory concert with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ben Glassberg.
A rare musical theatre experience with music written especially for performance by the professional orchestra, narrators and primary school children.
Children work with their teachers in school to learn the music then come along on concert day to perform from their audience seats with the musicians. Everyone in the concert hall takes part and we encourage everyone to come in simple costume.
Dreamtime Tales takes you back in time to 1768 to sail with Captain Cook as he discovers unknown Southern lands where the indigenous people tell their beguiling stories of how the spirits created the earth. Some of the tales are scary; some are amusing; all are fun to sing. The orchestra will be joined by the haunting sound of the didgeridoo…..
Concerts start with a rehearsal of all the audience songs and the conductor will introduce some of the key instruments of the orchestra and the sounds they make.
18th March 2019 – Concerts at 11.15am and 1.30pm (last for 1 hour)
Cadogan Hall, Chelsea SW1X 9DQ (3 mins walk from Sloane Square tube station)
Tickets cost £5 each. (Financial support is available for ‘pupil premium’ students and others who have difficulty paying for tickets.)
Classical Road Show provides all the learning materials for teachers to work with their students to learn the songs in school including music, learning CD and Australian project. Music is suitable for all musical abilities – some schools come with choirs, others with whole classes.
More information and bookings through Classical Road Show website here
or email email@example.com
or call 07827 679115 (Sheila)
Bookings open now – teaching materials will be sent out at the end of Autumn term so that schools have plenty of time to learn the music from January 2019 onwards.
Taking place at the Hackney Empire, this concert celebrates the achievements of some of the most gifted and talented musical pupils and students in our schools and community. It features a diverse range of ensembles including, bands, choirs, soloists and school groups, as well as our jazz ensemble, combined borough orchestras, dancers and drummers. Over 350 young people from Hackney’s primary, secondary and special schools will take to the stage, all of whom have excelled in music in their respective schools and borough-wide ensembles.
The Music Gala incorporates the Mayor’s Music Awards for the fifth year. The MMA is a fund, established by the Mayor of Hackney, to help and support aspiring young musicians to develop their musical skills and to recognise the quality of the music education offer in Hackney’s schools. There are three categories: Pupil Award for Musical Achievement; Instrument Fund for Ensemble Development; and an award for Excellence in Music Education Practice.
Ticket Information: please see the Hackney Empire website Here.
HBYO perform alongside the Brighton Youth Orchestra in a side by side performance of the BBC Ten Pieces at
All Saints Church in Hove as part of the Brighton Festival.
Sunday 17th May 2015, 5pm.