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Connect: Resound

Connect: Resound Live 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 enable children to explore different genres and aspects of music.

To get regular updates on our live streamed performances for schools, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dso66z

Diary dates

Sunderland Massed Sing Live from the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018

9.45 am - 12.30 pm
Wednesday 11th July 2018

The Tall Ships are coming to Sunderland! On Wednesday 11th July 2018, a majestic fleet of Tall Ships will form the backdrop for school choir performances which will be live streamed so that you can tune in from the classroom.  We’d be delighted if you’d join us by watching, or even joining in with the songs, in celebration of the Tall Ships arriving in the UK.  You can find out all about the event and how to tune in at www.connectresound.live

Past performances

To access some of the performances from previous years, please see below.

Additional concerts are available to view if you join the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network. Membership is free, and enables you to receive regular access to news and advice, as well as access to exclusive online content, including performances and conference and workshop presentations. Join here 

NYJO live from Risedale Sports and Community College

We were delighted to broadcast this a jazz performance from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra - beamed live to schools across the country from North Yorkshire, in partnership with Swaledale Festival.  This performance provided the opportunity to see and hear twenty of the finest young jazz musicians in Britain, directed by trumpeter Mark Armstrong. The performance was broadcast from Risedale Sports and Community College, in front of a live audience of local pupils. You can watch the performance here: http://live.ucanplay.org.uk

NYJO and NYMAZ have created a Teacher’s Resource Pack for this performance. Please download it from here

A4 Brass Quartet live From Dallam School, Milnthorpe

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. You can view the recording here:  live.ucanplay.org.uk

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

Royal Northern Sinfonia perform Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf

‘There is no better chamber orchestra in Britain’ The Guardian

We were 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.

Audiences experienced the inspirational power of the UK’s only professional chamber orchestra as it performed the children’s classic, Peter and The Wolf exclusively for Connect: Resound. 

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

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