Music for Youth Proms - November 2018

Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 17:31

Music for Youth Proms - November 2018

Music for Youth Proms - November 2018

Music for Youth celebrates inclusion, accessibility and diversity Three Massed Ensembles from across the country head to the Royal Albert
Hall for the annual MFY Proms event.

"Music for Youth provides life-changing performance experiences for young people of all backgrounds and musical abilities. Our large-scale Massed Ensemble performance projects showcase regional partnership working at its best, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, innovation, and good practice in teaching and learning. I'm really excited to hear the culmination of these inspiring and unique projects!" – Judith Webster, Chief Executive, Music for Youth


• Three Music for Youth (MFY) Prom concerts, traditionally held at London's Royal Albert Hall each year, are the culmination of the MFY season and showcase high-quality performances from some of the UK's most creative, innovative and energetic young musicians
• Massed Ensembles are large-scale collaborative performance projects from different areas of the UK that support innovation, inclusivity, ambition and good practice, which showcase the successes of local partners and organisations working together, on a national stage
• These events are one of the cornerstones of the MFY Proms, and involve around half of the 1,000 young musicians who perform each night. This year, the programme champions young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
• The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is working in partnership with three music education hubs – SoundStorm (Bournemouth and Poole), Southampton & Isle of Wight – to form one of the largest, and most varied Massed Ensembles ever
• To commemorate its 125th anniversary in 2018, BSO will be performing a special arrangement of a new commission in partnership with SoundStorm and composer James Redwood
• BSO is hosting two SEND schools as part of the Massed Ensemble, which include members of the National Open Youth Orchestra project, the world's first disabled-led national youth orchestra
2018 marks Leicestershire Schools Music Service's (LSMS) 70th anniversary, and they will be performing a new commission by composer Fraser Trainer who has been working creatively with musicians and schools this year, incorporating their own ideas into the performance
• The piece has an emphasis on bringing together young musicians from diverse genres and cultures, incorporating Indian instruments, western classical instruments, steel pans and voice
• Players and singers worked in partnership leading up to the event with the Philharmonia, lyricist Hazel Gould, sitar player Roopa Panesar and professional Indian classical musicians from Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust
• Fifty percent (around 300 young people) of Oxfordshire County Music Service's (OCMS) Massed Ensemble will be SEND instrumentalists and singers, working with special schools and youth arts organisations in the local area as part of a buddying project in which there will be workshops (led by OCMS) to bring both mainstream and SEND musicians together
• Part of the OCMS performance will be a new composition with melodic and rhythmic themes written by the students themselves and conducted by John Lubbock, founder and conductor of Orchestra of St. John's and staunch advocate of bringing live music to children with SEND

(text taken from MFY Press Release)

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Partners

  • Arts
    70th Logo
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival
    ArtsMark

Partners

  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain