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Percussion Schools and Family Concert

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 01 MARCH 2016

An unforgettable lunchtime concert of percussion music from around the world will take place at Birmingham Conservatoire this March.

Aimed specifically at schools, the interactive concert will educate, fascinate and entertain you. Join us on Thursday 10 March at the Adrian Boult Hall, where you can tap along to body percussion beats, groove to awesome marimba rhythms and be amazed by demonstrations and explanations from the experts. You'll have the chance to learn from experts from Birmingham Conservatoire's percussion department as well as percussionists from Chetham's School of Music.

Birmingham Conservatoire has an extensive learning and participation programme that mentors young musicians in communities and schools. The first school's concert took place in April last year following a series of outreach sessions by Conservatoire’s Percussion Department with various schools in the Midlands. School pupils were able to see student musicians playing in their own environment at Birmingham Conservatoire and get a taste of what studying in a Conservatoire is like.

Schools and Family Percussion Concert
Thursday, 10 March 2016

Adrian Boult Hall from 12.30pm
Advanced booking is required for school bookings, please call 0121 331 5909. All other tickets are available on the door.

This year's event is being organised by talented percussion student Miriam Kitchener and is hoping to inspire young people to consider studying music at a Conservatoire in the future. By taking part in exciting and educational concerts like this, school children will discover how music can be a fundamental part of their learning which in the current economic climate, is especially important.

Programme

  • Alexej Gerrassimez Body Percussion
  • Miriam Kitchener Funky Junk
  • Steve Reich Drumming
  • Charlie Piper Mobius
  • Jan Bradley In-Line
  • Ian Smith Take a Stand

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