Students Inspired by BBC Concert Orchestra at Symphony Hall

As part of the BBC Ten Pieces music initiative, 17 pupils from Kidderminster’s Holy Trinity School had the opportunity of listening to the BBC Concert Orchestra play live at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Tuesday 19th April. Class teacher, Mrs Sarah Roberts said: “For most of the children, this was their first opportunity to listen to a live, professional orchestra. The favourite piece for many of them was Bernstein’s Mambo from the musical West Side Story, with the audience able to participate when directed by the conductor and their favourite instruments proved to be the trumpet and double bass.” The Ten Pieces project is aimed at primary and secondary school age children and seeks to unlock the world of classical music to a new generation, with the intention of inspiring children to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music. As part of the project children are encouraged get involved in story or poem writing and create a picture after listening to music they hear whilst watching a film, with particular focus placed on composition, digital art or animation and dance. Said Mrs Roberts: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the concert experience and were fabulous ambassadors for the school, both in terms of behaviour and how smart they looked in their school uniforms.