There are three Orchestra Unwrapped concerts in Leicester and one in Basingstoke in 2012/13. The dates are as follows:
- Wednesday 16 October 2013
- Wednesday 22 January 2014
- Wednesday 11 June 2014
Concerts last for an hour, 1-2pm.
Concerts in Leicester take place at De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU (www.demontforthall.co.uk)
The concerts are open to any KS2 pupils. The concerts have been devised especially for the 7-11 age group.
Orchestra Unwrapped is a series of live orchestral concerts by the Philharmonia Orchestra which began in Leicester in 2011. Specially tailored for KS2 children, the concerts present a varied programme which is presented by music education specialist Paul Rissmann. The concerts are designed to introduce the orchestra, its instruments and repertoire in a dynamic, fun and accessible way. In 2012/13, each of the Orchestra Unwrapped concerts focusses on presenting orchestral music to more specific age groups within KS2.
Teacher INSET sessions precede each concert, offering an opportunity for staff to work directly with Paul. Teachers will receive guidance on how to maximise the concert experience by learning exercises that will help them prepare their classes for the concert visit, and follow it up in school. INSET sessions are suitable for music specialists and teachers who have no prior musical background.
A resource pack, listening guide, and audience participation practice CD accompanies each concert. These will be available online after the INSET for each concert.
How do I book?
Please print the form, fill it in and return to: Education Department, Philharmonia Orchestra, 6th Floor, The Tower Building, 11 York Road, London, SE1 7NX or by fax/email to 020 7921 3950 / [email protected]
Tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis, so please return the form as soon as possible. Advance booking is essential.
Successful bookings will be confirmed in writing.
The cost of participating in Orchestra Unwrapped is £60 (+VAT) per class (approximately 30 children, plus accompanying adults), which includes concert tickets, a place at a teacher INSET session, and the project resource pack and CDs.
If you require further assistance, please contact the Philharmonia Education Department on 020 7921 3904 / [email protected].