Music

BBC Symphony Orchestra Connecting the Dots Workshops – 24th June

Thank you so much to you, the children and other staff at  Christ Church Primary Academy for participating in the BBC Symphony Orchestra Connecting the Dots workshops with our players yesterday and today.  Special thanks to Russell and Amanda for sorting out the technology.  We’ve had a wonderful time and really enjoyed meeting you and the various classes.  We especially loved the creative thoughts that came from the children and Alex and I will definitely remember the Kangaroo in a Lamborghini and the Frog on a BMX.  Can you remind us which animal it was on the submarine; my sound cut out briefly so I didn’t catch that one!

So that we can continue to improve these workshops in the future, we would very much appreciate it if you could find time to complete our short survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/connectingthedots/

As promised, a few more links that you might find interesting.  Lucica, who led the workshop with Martha’s class has made a video of her performing with some of her young students which you might be interested in: https://youtu.be/ycmlX7Fac1Y

As Peter and Shirley explained, due to the constraints of Zoom it’s not possible for them to play together over that medium, but here is a short piece that they have put together with our regular guest pianist, Liz Burley, whilst they have been in isolation:

 https://youtu.be/2rqu2OnhYM8

You can also find music that the BBC Symphony Orchestra has been putting together in lockdown and meet a few more of our players here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5xypzcpJp4zBPWtRrvc8HRw/bbc-so-player-videos-from-home

Finally, as Alex mentioned, the Proms will be a little different this year, but you will be able to watch us in the First Night of the Proms which will be broadcast on BBC4 on 17 July:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/384LXFP6B13d4q2GnLx8HGy/unveiling-the-2020-bbc-proms

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