Camden Music Service - A New Created World

A New Created World will develop a model of inclusive practice that tests and hones ways of supporting all participants in a mixed-ability ensemble to achieve their personal best, whatever their starting point as musicians. In this two-term project, 50 children from four Camden mainstream primary and special schools, supported by Orchestra of the Age of Lightenment players and Royal Academy of Music students, will create material in response to the Haydn oratorio which animateur/composer James Redwood will use to write a new 10 minute piece to be performed by a massed New Created World Orchestra and Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2020.


Hackney Music Service - A World Music Odyssey

The project aims to introduce Hackney young musicians to a range of worldwide musical traditions in workshops delivered by Grand Union Orchestra, Everyone’s Climbing Tree and Hackney Music Service. Working with two borough classical orchestras and four primary schools offering African drumming, steel pans and mixed ensembles, the project will provide practical access to authentic world musicians and the opportunity to learn about improvisation and skills and techniques from diverse musical traditions. Culminating in a series of large-scale performances (summer and autumn terms 2019), the project will also discover young gifted and talented world musicians and offer additional progression routes.


Croydon Music & Arts - Showcasing Croydon

Fairfield Halls reopens in September 2019. All 400 members of Croydon Young Musicians (CYM) music centres will be performing in a Showcase concert during the second week, 50 years after their first concert there.  The project involves working alongside Croydon’s resident orchestra, the London Mozart Players, and an orchestra whose music celebrates the cultural diversity in Croydon, the Grand Union Orchestra.  The collaboration will include the performance of music specially arranged for all their young performers to play alongside the professional groups and recording excerpts for play-along videos to inspire future generations of Croydon’s young musicians.