Aurora Orchestra

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Every child has the right to enjoy music. But many children don’t have the chance to experience live music, because of social or economic reasons or a disability. We want to offer storytelling concerts and interactive performances for schools, and for children with special educational needs.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1155738)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£40,858

Donations

139

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • In my experience it was one of the best school‚Äôs concerts I‚Äôve attended ‚Äì the presentation was super, the lighting added real magic, and the playing was brilliant. Jessie [the animateur] pitched the concert at just the right level, keeping the children involved throughout.

    — Teacher, Camden school

  • In my experience it was one of the best school’s concerts I’ve attended – the presentation was super, the lighting added real magic, and the playing was brilliant. Jessie [the animateur] pitched the concert at just the right level, keeping the children involved throughout.

    — Teacher, Camden school

Situation

A wealth of evidence shows that taking part in arts activities benefits children, from teamwork through music-making to developing a love of the arts. But teachers tell us that there are issues preventing schools from taking part, due to changes in the curriculum and cuts to school budgets. There are also gaps in provision, with fewer opportunities for children aged under 5 and those with special educational needs. In addition classical music can be perceived as elitist and for adults only.

Solution

We want to introduce children to classical music through engaging activities that meet needs identified by teachers. At our Far, Far Away storytelling performances pupils aged 0–5 are introduced to works by a classic composer with specially-created stories and theatrical elements (adapted for pupils with special needs). At our Immersed workshops pupils experience a memorised performance of a symphony from right inside the orchestra, giving a viscerally intense experience of classical music.