The BBC has included the Doctor Who theme tune alongside works by Vivaldi and Brahms on a list of “trailblazers” designed to teach children about the world of classical music. Delia Derbyshire’s electronic arrangement of the Doctor Who theme will join a new piece by Hans Zimmer, the film and television composer, in a Ten Pieces selection which “reflects the breadth and range of compositional styles”. The Ten Pieces project, which has been running since 2014, will this year feature “trailblazers” in a new attempt to lure young people towards a love of classical music. Lord Hall, the BBC’s director-general, said the selection represented works “all written by people who broke the mould”. Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons will be join by Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No.5 and Symphony No. 1 in E Minor by Florence Price, first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Rhapsody in Blue … [Read more...] about BBC lists Doctor Who theme next to Vivaldi and Brahms as classical music ‘trailblazers’ for children
Music workshops for children
0 Have your say A company running educational and entertaining classes for babies and toddlers in Hampshire will be closing its doors after 25 years. Maraca Jacks Music Workshops has announced that it will be shutting down next month due to a ‘noticeable decline’ in customers. With six members of staff set to lose their jobs. Since being founded in 1994, the company has run classes in locations across Hampshire including Hedge End, Whiteley and Southampton. READ MORE: Everything parents need to know about applying for Year R primary school places for 2019 in Portsmouth The shock news of Maraca Jacks closure was announced in a video released on Friday (November 2). Owner Caroline Payne said: ‘Maraca Jacks has had the pleasure of entertaining and educating thousands of babies and toddlers for 25 years. ‘We are extremely proud of the journey and story that has played out here in … [Read more...] about Maraca Jacks Music Workshops to close after 25 years
Stories By Dougal Shaw World Hacks, BBC News 1 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45813069 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Many parents remember the "Stranger Danger" message given to children during the 1970s and 80s. … [Read more...] about Stranger Danger: Still the right message for children?
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - Education by The Post @twitter.com/ThePostSeries [email protected] MORE than 1,000 children from 13 schools including Bude, Morwenstow and Boscastle, received a special treat when four ‘Graffiti Classics’ musicians came to show how classical music can be fun. This inspirational string quartet, comprising two violins, viola and cello, enthralled and entertained the children with popular classical pieces. The musicians played from memory so that they could dance to the music, walk about amongst the children, serenade the teachers and bring the music alive.The enthusiasm of the children was apparent. A Year 4 pupil said: “It was the best assembly ever! The music was awesome and I’d love to hear it again.”The music workshop has since encouraged the school to play classical music. A pupil in Year 6 said: “It was very creative and has inspired our school to do more music and listen to more … [Read more...] about Music workshop for over 1,000 pupils
'The ball promises to not only be a fantastic night out but your support at this event will help us continue and build upon our great work to date' The Maypole Project, a charity supporting children in Southwark with complex medical needs, is throwing a special Anniversary Ball as part of its 15th birthday celebration, writes Christopher Carey… The event will take place on September 29th at the Conrad London St James hotel. Chief executive Sally Flatteau Taylor, said: “The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with life threatening illnesses and their families– from counselling and support groups, to activities including sports clubs, drumming workshops and soft play sessions.’’ The project currently has over 75 volunteers and provides tailored support to over 1000 children and families across South East London every year. Ms Flatteau Taylor added: “At the moment, we are only able … [Read more...] about Maypole Project Children’s Charity throws 15th anniversary ball to raise funds for children with complex medical needs