Thursday 22 May 2014, 6.15pm
Royal Festival Hall, London
A screening of Philharmonia Education's The Firebird Project featuring collaborative, original choreography to excerpts of Stravinsky’s Firebird created by young dancers from Feltham Community College and Richmond Park Academy with students from The Royal Ballet School. The excerpts from Firebird are performed by an orchestra comprised of young instrumentalists from the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond, who received coaching from Philharmonia musicians in preparation of the piece. The film screening is preceded by a ‘making of’ documentary, providing the audience with a behind-the-scenes insight into the preparation of the young people in bringing this project to the screen.
The Firebird Project is a partnership project with Richmond Music Trust, Hounslow Music Service and The Royal Ballet School and is funded by the Mayor's Music Fund