Masterworks takes students on a creative journey, uncovering hidden contexts and inspiring new works
Masterworks is the SCO’s flagship project for upper secondary school music students and provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, bringing to life their learning relating to the SQA Curriculum for Excellence.
Through Masterworks the SCO aims to reach secondary schools in every one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities over a three year cycle. Each year the SCO selects new repertoire to explore with schools and the theme for 2017 was American Minimalism. The programme will feature music by John Adams and Steve Reich, introduced by expert presenter Rachel Leach (www.rachelleachmusic.com) and performed by the SCO.
Masterworks 2017 presents a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience the excitement of a live orchestra up close, and to hone their listening, performing, composing and improvising skills through experiential workshops led by expert SCO musicians. Masterworks opens up new sound-worlds to young people, encourages them to listen to a wider variety of genres, and equips them with knowledge and musical tools to be more adventurous in their own compositions. We encourage teachers to adopt Masterworks as part of their music curriculum for the autumn term. Many schools have had great success using the techniques and approaches explored in Masterworks as part of their music teaching.
Schools’ Concert with Guided Presentation
Tuesday 26 September, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Wednesday 27 September, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Thursday 28 September, Perth Concert Hall, Perth
All concerts start at 1.00pm (finish at 2.15pm)
For more information, please contact Atzi Muramatsu, Education Officer, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0131 478 8353.
Watch a short documentary film on Masterworks 2016