Our Forest Futures - Sinfonia Viva
Posted: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:52
Following the success of previous projects, and the recent First Access Plus project, Sinfonia Viva are delighted to return to Leicestershire to work alongside over 150 students and LeicesterShire Music Service staff to create brand new music for concerts at Conkers Activity Centre, and at The DeMontford Hall. Based around the Coalville area, groups from Whitwick, All Saints, Swannington and Woodstone Primary Schools, and Castle Rock High School, will all create new music inspired by the local woodland of the New Forest.
Every participant will take part in a day-long Inspiration Day at Conkers, the outdoor activity centre at the heart of the New Forest. They will work with rangers at the centre to explore the woodland, and with composer Jack Ross to begin to develop musical ideas for their pieces.
Back at school, during workshops led by Jack, and accompanied by Sinfonia Viva and LSMS musicians, young people from Leicestershire will create music in response to their exploration of the New Forest at the Inspiration Day. Writing songs and instrumental pieces, they will explore how music can be used to portray the natural world, as well as developing creativity skills, and technical abilities on the instruments they are learning.
The culmination of this project will be two performances in Leicestershire. The first will take place in the amphitheatre are Conkers, whilst the second will be part of a wider LSMS performance at The De Montfort Hall. This second concert will be accompanied by the orchestra of Sinfonia Viva, and will also feature other ensembles from the Music Service.