The educational, inspirational and aspirational benefits for children experiencing live orchestral music have always been huge, but perhaps never more so than today.
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH THE SCO?
I absolutely love working with real musicians who are at the top of their game and the SCO is premier league and world-class, so there’s a lot to get excited about!
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS / IMPORTANCE OF INTRODUCING CHILDREN TO LIVE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC?
The educational, inspirational and aspirational benefits for children experiencing live orchestral music have always been huge, but perhaps never more so than today. So much orchestral music springs out of speakers on televisions and in cinemas, but rarely with the musicians in vision.
The BBC has ramped up its commitment to introducing children to real music with CBeebies Proms and Ten Pieces. But the impact of hearing and seeing an orchestra in the flesh, wood, brass and string for the first time is massive and I truly wish every child had that opportunity.
WHAT CAN PARENTS AND CHILDREN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE AT AN SCO FAMILY FESTIVAL?
The festival is more than just a concert, there are other activities at the concert hall where children can create art and craftwork, engage with musicians and have a go themselves. As well as being a great introduction to the Orchestra, it’s also highly interactive and a big laugh for all the family.
WATCH / LISTEN
2022/23 Concert Highlights from our Musicians
10 June 2022Our musicians pick their highlights from our 2022/23 Concert Season
Quickfire Questions with Donnie Gillan and Steve King
6 June 2022Get to know Donnie and Steve with our Quickfire Questions
Announcing our new Associate Composer, Jay Capperauld
26 May 2022We are thrilled to announce our new Associate Composer Jay Capperauld.