As part of our partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) we’re thrilled to announce we have two incredible workshops available to children and young people in Crawley and across the county.
The RPO is a professional orchestra based in London that regularly performs at The Hawth in Crawley and is working in partnership with West Sussex Music to offer these free workshops.
The first RPO Creative Music workshop, takes place on Saturday 10 February from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Three Bridges Primary School in Crawley.
It’s designed for 8 to 11 year olds where children will have the opportunity to make music with members of the RPO and an exclusive opportunity to watch the RPO in rehearsal the following weekend.
The creative music workshop, which runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm, is for local children who are interested in making music together and can bring their instrument with them. Any standard of player is welcome, and any instrument is welcome, you don’t even need to read music. It’s about being creative, playing with some of the RPO’s professional musicians, and having fun!
In the afternoon we are thrilled to offer an orchestral workshop for more advanced instrumental students of grade 5 or over who live anywhere in West Sussex. Players will have the opportunity to make music with members of the RPO and an exclusive opportunity to watch the RPO in rehearsal the following weekend. The RPO is a professional orchestra based in London that regularly performs at The Hawth in Crawley and is working in partnership with West Sussex Music to offer this free workshop.
In the Orchestral Workshop, which runs from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, young musicians under 21 who are more advanced and play at grade five or higher will enjoy a creative workshop using Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet as its inspiration.
James Underwood, Chief Executive of West Sussex Music, said:
“We are so fortunate that we have so many incredible Hub Partners, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who are keen to work with our children and young people and provide them with musical opportunities.
“The chance to learn and play alongside some of the RPO’s musicians is something that won’t be forgotten in a hurry – and to see them rehearse the following weekend is utterly priceless.”
All workshop attendees are invited to the RPO’s special free rehearsal at 10.30am to 12noon on Sunday 18 February.
To attend the morning Creative Music workshop apply here.
To attend the afternoon Orchestra workshop apply here.