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Classical Road Show – Dreamtime Tales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

When?

18th March 2019 – Concerts at 11.15am and 1.30pm (last for 1 hour)

Where?

Cadogan Hall, Chelsea SW1X 9DQ (3 mins walk from Sloane Square tube station)

Further information:

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 concerts@classicalroadshow.org

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.

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Serious & the EFG London Jazz Festival Jazz Experiments: Exploring Jazz Through the Music of Charles Mingus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serious & the EFG London Jazz Festival Jazz Experiments: Exploring Jazz Through the Music of Charles Mingus.

This mass participation performance piece will be composed and led by double bassist Ed Babar, and the Blues and Roots Ensemble. Amateur musicians of all ages (7 +) and abilities will are invited to apply to take part in this exciting new project.

Exploring ideas of collective improvisation, Blues and Roots Ensemble have created a new piece for musicians of all ages and abilities, based on the music of Charles Mingus, including swing, bebop and Latin American styles.

Participants will perform this new suite alongside the ensemble and will be given the opportunity to improvise in both solo and group settings. Through a series of workshops, ideas such as swing phrasing, rhythm section accompaniment and soloing will be explored, guided by specialist jazz educators from the band. These workshops will culminate in a live performance on Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2018.

Where?

Rehearsals: Rich Mix (Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA)

Performance: Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre

When?

Sunday 28 October: 

3pm-6pm – Rehearsal at Rich Mix (Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA)

Sunday 4 November:

3pm-6pm – Rehearsal at Rich Mix (Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA)

Sunday 18 November: 

Rehearsal and performance day at Southbank Centre

We are delighted to host this participatory music-making performance, and to do so we are looking for enthusiastic amateur musicians of all ages and abilities to apply to take part! Why not encourage the whole family to apply and join in together?

More information and details on how to apply can be found here

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Blues and Roots Ensemble

Blues and Roots Ensemble is a band of 7 diverse performers hailing from countries as far afield as Sicily, South Africa, India and Cuba. Led by double bassist Ed Babar, the group aims to share the stunning music of Charles Mingus through live performances and education/outreach work. Having launched in January 2017 the band has quickly grown a reputation for its raucous and energetic performances, and creative interpretations of classic Mingus compositions, selling out venues such as The Jazz Cafe, The Vortex, The Crypt and The Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall. 

Through its education work the band has spread this unique music to thousands of pupils nationwide, receiving grants for schools’ projects through Arts Council England and Cambridgeshire Music Service as well as workshops through Cambridge Jazz Festival.

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Barbican Box Music 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbican Box Music – Jan – April 2019

Barbican Box Music is the perfect tool to inspire musical collaboration in class and this year we will work with Native Instruments a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer based music making and DJing. With CPD training and in-school workshops, Barbican Box Music facilitates secondary school students and their teachers to create their own music, culminating with students arriving at the Barbican to present their original work in our Concert Hall. 

Artists now use a variety of everyday objects and technology, plus traditional instruments, to create their music and this year the box will act to inspire teachers and students to push the boundaries of what is possible in the music classroom. 

The programme runs from Jan – April 2019 and is designed for music teachers in secondary schools who wish to develop their own skills in composition, music production and that of their students.  The programme will provide:

  • The Barbican Box itself and all the contents in it (note some objects may be on loan)
  • An accompanying teacher pack, plus support throughout the project to deal with queries quickly
  • Four teacher training sessions led by Native Instruments
  • Three artist mentor visits to the school to support the creative process, the teacher and students
  • Tickets to a Barbican show for participating students and chaperones, plus a Q&A with the artists
  •  A showcase for the participating students in the Barbican Concert Hall, open to the public

For more information and to complete to an application form, click here

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Let’s Make Music Summer School

Are you a young musician wanting to jam and create music with others? Join us for our 3 day music project!

Together we will cover: song writing, instrumental skills, vocal and pop band technique. You will get the chance to work with professional musicians, take away a recording of performances and put on a rocking final concert.

Who: drums, guitars, keys, bass and vocals

Where: OLSJ school, Buckingham Rd, N1 4JB

When: August 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Ages: 8–16, Time: 9-3pm

Cost: £100 for 3days *sibling discount available

PLEASE REGISTER INTEREST BY 19th OF JULY TO makemusichackney@gmail.com

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Grand Union Orchestra – Summer School, August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 30th July – Thursday 2nd August 2018

The fifth Grand Union annual residential Summer School will take place in the wonderfully spacious Writtle University College and its idyllic surroundings, near Chelmsford in Essex. It will run for four days, beginning lunchtime Monday, July 30th, and concluding on Thursday afternoon August 2nd with a concert of the work created during the course.

The course will be led by musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra, many of them also featured in that article. They represent all the world’s major musical traditions, into which they were born and bred; internationally-fêted performers in their own right, they are also great communicators and charismatic workshop leaders.

The course is open to young musicians aged 12 to 21 who wish to learn more about world music techniques first-hand from experts and develop their creative and improvisational skills. Players of non-European instruments are especially welcome, and we also encourage multi-instrumentalists.

For full details about the course, and how to book your place visit the Grand Union Orchestra website here

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Hackney Choral Courses – July, 2018

Hackney Choral Courses – Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th July 2018

St Paul’s West Hackney, 182 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7UY

Make new friends from different schools, have fun, and gain new skills. The Hackney Choral Courses are for children aged 8-15 and are led by professional musicians and teachers who have worked with choirs all over the world. Learn amazing music to sing in a concert at the end of the course. No prior experience needed. Places cost £3 per day per child/£5 per family. Full bursaries available. Food included, and music copies can be taken home.

Breakfast club from 8.30am

Rehearsals begin at 9.30am

To book and for more information, email musicoutreach@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or visit the Hackney Choral Courses website here

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