22nd September 2018
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Classical opportunity for primary pupils

A scene from the CBBC "Ten Pieces" film. ©BBC

A scene from the CBBC “Ten Pieces” film. ©BBC

The Shetland Schools Music Festival committee, together with the Shetland Community Orchestra, are running a day of workshops and performances as part of the “Ten Pieces” project.

A new initiative for primary schools, Ten Pieces is led by the BBC and focuses on classical music and creativity.

The aim is 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 project will culminate in a major event this summer which will showcase the work of children from the nations and regions, as well as the original 10 pieces. Clips of creative responses from children throughout the UK will be made available online.

The Shetland event is on Sunday 15th March at Mareel from 1pm to 5pm, and is open to all interested primary-aged children who play a musical instrument.

The children will work alongside members of the orchestra on three pieces of music, culminating in a performance in the afternoon. This performance will be recorded and sent to the BBC for inclusion on the BBC Ten Pieces website.

Spokeswoman Sioban Tekcan said: “The event will be an educational and memorable event for the primary children of Shetland.

“It will give them the opportunity to be part of an inspirational national BBC initiative and to get together with other young musicians and play alongside experienced musicians in the orchestra, developing their creativity, confidence and collaborative skills.”

Places can booked through the Shetland Box Office.

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