Over the last ten years we have worked in nearly 100 schools across the East of England, and each year we bring inspiring classical music into the lives of more than 5,000 primary school children.
Our interactive school shows combine music, storytelling, and singing, with the participation of the young people built in. For many children, this is their first time hearing live classical music and seeing orchestral musicians perform.
Last year, we worked with the presenter Rosie Bergonzi and Peterborough Music Hub to bring to life “Billy and the Beast”, a performance based on the book by Nadia Shireen. We visited 13 primary schools in Peterborough, as well as taking the show to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival for family concerts and workshops in schools there.
This Spring, we are working with Music in the Round and presenter Polly Ives on Izzy Gizmo, a piece of new music by Paul Rissmann, based on the book by Pip Jones about Izzy, a young black girl who is an inventor and uses her engineering skills to help an injured bird fly. The music is designed to be engaging and accessible for children, with the chance for them to join in, learn, and sing.
Previous shows have included Professor Astrocat (2019) with Letty Stott, and Max the Brave (2017) with live illustration by Ed Vere.