Connect: Resound is creating new opportunities for children across the county to enjoy unique, inspiring and high profile music experiences – via their classroom whiteboard!
Transport times, costs and basic logistics make it difficult for schools to access music performances. Connect: Resound aims to overcome these challenges by video-streaming a series of unforgettable music broadcasts. These exclusive live events will enable children to explore different genres and aspects of music.
Tuesday 14th February
Royal Northern Sinfonia perform Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf
2.10 pm - 2.45 pm. live.ucanplay.org.uk
‘There is no better chamber orchestra in Britain’ The Guardian
We are delighted to present this special performance of Peter and The Wolf from the North East’s leading professional orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, in partnership with Durham and Darlington Music Hub.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the inspirational power of the UK’s only professional chamber orchestra as it performs the children’s classic, Peter and The Wolf exclusively for Connect: Resound.
To tune in, simply visit http://live.ucanplay.org.uk at 2.10pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017. You don’t need any software but do check that you can access You Tube before the broadcast.
For more information about Royal Northern Sinfonia, Prokofiev, and Peter and the Wolf, including resources to help you to plan activities in the classroom, please click here
A4 Brass Quartet live From Dallam School, Milnthorpe
2pm - 2.45pm. live.ucanplay.org.uk
In the final Connect: Resound concert of the 2016 summer series, we presented the A4 Brass Quartet in partnership with Cumbria Music Hub and Lake District Summer Music.
A4 Brass Quartet are one of the UK’s leading young chamber ensembles. Based at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, A4 is comprised of principal players from some of the UK’s leading brass bands, including the world famous Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Colliery, Wingates and Hammonds Saltaire bands. This lively and inspiring performance also includes some great hints and tips about developing your skills as an instrumentalist. Not to be missed!
Being in a band - behind the scenes!
A chance to hear from one of the region’s best-loved bands and enjoy an insight into how their music is recorded and produced.
Connect: Resound, in partnership with Grassington Festival, presents a lively broadcast featuring one of the region’s best loved bands - Hope & Social. Find out how the band got into making music, how their instruments work, and how the recording process works. Brilliant for inspiring young musicians and revealing what its like to make music for a living.
Maia at Musicport Festival, Whitby
An hour-long gig from Whitby Musicport, the UK’s biggest indoor world music festival, featuring fun four-piece acoustic folk band Maia - hailed by Time Out Magazine as “youthful, spirited, richly atmospheric”.
You can catch these and more of our past broadcasts here: live.ucanplay.org.uk
Consone Quartet live from the National Centre for Early Music, York
Consone Quartet plays music from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries on instruments that were used in that time.
NYMAZ presented this lively and inspiring event in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Music Education Hub and the Beverley Early Music Festival, aiming it at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils. It is still available for schools and music education partners to view, with an accompanying teacher’s pack, by signing up to the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network. Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in music education and online learning.
BBC Young Musician Martin James Bartlett
Connect: Resound, in partnership with Harrogate International Festivals, presented acclaimed pianist Martin James Bartlett, playing a selection of Rachmaninov, Mozart and Prokofiev in a captivating performance by one of our most promising young musicians.
“He is a wonderfully sensitive musician with an astonishing technique and is destined for great things” - John Gibbons, Conductor
The Hallé Orchestra live from the Dolphin Centre, Darlington
The Hallé Orchestra, one of the world’s most famous symphony orchestras, was joined by 650 young instrumentalists from Darlington primary schools, who had been working with musicians from the Hallé and performed alongside them during the performance.
The concert was the culmination of a three-year partnership between Durham Music Service (Durham & Darlington Music Hub) and The Hallé, co-produced with Orchestras Live