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Hello and a very warm welcome to Pictures at an Exhibition!

Term 2 runs from 13 January to 17 March 2021 and we hope that you will have a great time working online with fifteen musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Susie Dingle. Each week you are invited to join in with their socially distanced rehearsal of new arrangements of Pictures at an Exhibition, created specially for this project by Katrina Gordon.

We have provided parts arranged for three different skill levels, so you can choose what suits you best according to whether you are a beginner, a learner, or a more advanced musician. The videos and musical parts will remain on the website once published, so you can join in at any point and keep practising those tricky sections! If you missed Term 1 you can catch up with the resources below.

At the end of these ten weeks, we will be running an online play-along event at 2pm on Saturday 20 March. To be kept up to date with this and all things to do with this project via regular emails, sign up here.

Feeling Inspired?

We hope our resources inspire other creative responses such as art, poetry, writing, or even new compositions. Send your responses in for the chance to be featured on our website!

Our Gallery!

Rachel, 'Catacombs' Selfie

'Catacombs' Selfie

I hadn't expected to be inspired in the way you have been appealing for, but have surprised myself.


Susie, 'Catacombs' Selfie

Pamela, 'Catacombs' Selfie

Really enjoying being part of this. The tuition is so clear and friendly and the background information, illuminating.


Sue, 'Catacombs' Selfie

Susie, 'Catacombs' Selfie

I’m sure generations of amateur musicians to come will thank you for this clear and straightforward approach, especially divided up into manageable chunks.


Riona, 'Catacombs' Selfie

Nic, Selfie

Martin, 'Catacombs' Selfie

Katrina, 'Catacombs' Selfie

It gives me other people to play with (so good for keeping my intonation steady), and a different challenge every week.


Peter, 'Catacombs' Selfie

Martha (8 years old), Limoges

Martha (8 years old), Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

Martha (8 years old), Tuileries

Elizabeth (10 years old), The Old Castle

Martha (8 years old), The Old Castle

Elizabeth (10 years old), Gnome

Martha (8 years old), Gnome

Martha (8 years old), Christmas Gnome

This project and its resources are available for free to everyone who wants to join. If you can, please consider making a donation and help us to sustain this project.

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Our Creative Learning Partner

This project was made possible by the generous support of Baillie Gifford. Their sponsorship is enabling us to reach thousands of people in communities across Scotland.

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