Masterworks 2019 | MacMillan Tryst

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Masterworks 2019 features Sir James MacMillan’s Tryst. The concert includes a full performance of the piece conducted by the composer, and a guided presentation by Rachel Leach exploring its themes and compositional techniques.

FREE Schools' Concerts, 1 - 2.15pm

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Tuesday 17 September - Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Wednesday 18 September - Music Hall, Aberdeen
Thursday 19 September - Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

Teacher CPD: Creative Composition, 2 - 4pm tbc

Monday 2 September - Edinburgh
Tuesday 3 September - Aberdeen
Tuesday 3 September - Kilmarnock

Participating schools are asked to commit to the CPD session ahead of the concert.

"THE CONTENT WAS SUPERB, YOUR PRESENTER DOES A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING THE PACE AND INTEREST JUST RIGHT." MUSIC TEACHER, 2018

The project is designed for S4-S6 music students. We encourage teachers to adopt Masterworks as part of their music curriculum, and teaching resources linked to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher course requirements are made available online. We invite a small number of schools to take part in interactive creative compositon workshops led by expert Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians.

"IMPRESSIVE, ENTERTAINING AND SPECTACULAR." STUDENT, 2017

Masterworks takes students on a creative journey, offering a fantastic opportunity for upper secondary school music students to experience the excitement of a live orchestra up close in concert, and to hone their listening, performing, composing and improvising skills through experiential workshops. The project is designed to open up new sound-worlds to young people, to encourage them to listen to a wider variety of genres, and to equip them with knowledge and musical tools to be more adventurous in their own compositions. 

"WELL THOUGHT OUT CURRICULAR LINKS. GREAT JOB AND ONE TO HIGHLY COMMEND!"  MUSIC TEACHER, 2018

If transport cost is a barrier to your school's participation, and for any other enquiries, please contact Atzi Muramatsu, Education Officer at atzi.muramatsu@sco.org.uk or 0131 478 8353

"THE PUPILS REALLY APPRECIATED BEING ABLE TO HEAR ‘INSIDE THE MUSIC’ AS IT WAS BROKEN DOWN THEN PERFORMED. IT RELATES DIRECTLY TO LISTENING AND UNDERSTANDING MUSIC BUT THEY COULD ALSO SEE THE COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES THEY COULD APPLY TO THEIR OWN COMPOSITIONS."
Music Teacher, 2018