Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BBC Ten Pieces

Ten Pieces is an ongoing initiative for primary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity. Starting in the autumn term 2014, this project will run over a school year and culminate in a major celebratory finale in the summer of 2015. Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to children – and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance or digital art. The repertoire includes a range of music from baroque to contemporary. Five BBC Orchestras and the BBC Singers are involved, as well as celebrities such as Barney Harwood from Blue Peter. There will be pan- BBC coverage of the initiative, from Children's to Radio 3.
One of the featured pieces is "Connect it" by Anna Meredith, performed by Drum Works, a youth percussion group from East London that uses drumming as a tool to inspire young people creatively, give them confidence in their ideas and empower them to direct their own futures.
-- Read about it in the Guardian
-- Watch students' creative responses: ART

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