Family Music Day 2010

On Saturday 30th October approximately 120 families attended Britten Sinfonia’s Halloween themed Family Music Day. Children (and some of the keener parents!) had the chance to get involved in musical activities including instrumental workshops coached by our musicians, percussion, instrument making, singing and gamelan. The sessions all came together in a lunchtime concert for family and friends where the children played and sang pieces they had learnt in the morning’s workshops alongside members of Britten Sinfonia. We also ran a Come and Try session in the afternoon where children could have a go at trying a range of musical instruments which they had never played before, with help from Britten Sinfonia musicians and student helpers.

Here is a selection of our favourite photos and comments from the day.

“I thought the workshops were brilliant and the lunchtime concert fantastic for the children.”

“It is very difficult to make an event which requires a great deal of organisation appear very relaxed and this was done extremely well.”

“All the staff were friendly and enthusiastic at all times and we can’t wait until next year!”

“Can’t fault the day. We are very lucky indeed to have experienced this, and I’m poised to book for the next one.”

“My children both loved the day – the ‘come and try’ is such a fantastic opportunity and the enthusiasm from the musicians was infectious.”

“Loved it – will definitely come next year! Please do more of these kinds of activities as it’s not easy finding this sort of thing for younger children”

“Looking forward to next year’s family music day.”

“We went away talking about coming again next year!”

“The day was brilliant”

“Lovely atmosphere, enthusiastic and friendly staff.”

“It was all fantastic, but in particular, the opportunity for the children to perform in a concert hall with the professional musicians was amazing. Great encouragement for those already involved in music making, and a wonderful introduction for those who are not (yet).”

Calendar

November 2014

Thomas Adès : See the Music, Hear the Dance

Sadler's Wells, London
01 November 2014 7:30pm

Pianist, conductor and composer, Thomas Adès is the subject of Sadler's Wells composer series in an evening of dance.

Thomas Adès

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
02 November 2014 7:30pm

Thomas Adès explores his own extraordinary soundscapes with Britten Sinfonia and violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Curlew River - US Tour 2014

Memorial Hall, Carolina Performing Arts, North Carolina
06 November 2014 7:30pm

A revival of Netia Jones' critically acclaimed production of Britten's Curlew River takes to US stages in seven performances across New York, North Carolina and Berkeley.

Curlew River - US Tour 2014

Memorial Hall, Carolina Performing Arts, North Carolina
07 November 2014 8:00pm

A revival of Netia Jones' critically acclaimed production of Britten's Curlew River takes to US stages in seven performances across New York, North Carolina and Berkeley.

Curlew River - US Tour 2014

Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley
14 November 2014 8:00pm

A revival of Netia Jones' critically acclaimed production of Britten's Curlew River takes to US stages in seven performances across New York, North Carolina and Berkeley.

Curlew River - US Tour 2014

Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley
15 November 2014 2:00pm

A revival of Netia Jones' critically acclaimed production of Britten's Curlew River takes to US stages in seven performances across New York, North Carolina and Berkeley.

Turner Sims 40th Anniversary Gala

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
19 November 2014 8:00pm

Britten Sinfonia perform as part of this special event celebrating 40 years of Turner Sims.

John Woolrich at 60

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
20 November 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia celebrate the 60th birthday of close friend, collaborator, composer and programmer, John Woolrich

John Woolrich at 60

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
21 November 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia celebrate the 60th birthday of close friend, collaborator, composer and programmer, John Woolrich

Cambridge Music Festival - Britten War Requiem

Ely Cathedral, Ely
22 November 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia join forces with musicians from the University of Cambridge for a performance of Britten's War Requiem in Ely.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 1 2014-15

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
28 November 2014 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Patrick John Jones, winner of OPUS2014.

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