Two special Proms concerts – which will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July at the Royal Albert Hall – will include performances of the original ten pieces of music by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Thomas Søndergård as well as responses primary school-aged children have made to them over the course of the year.
To get pupils involved, teachers have been invited to upload these responses to the Ten Pieces website. A selection of children’s compositions, dances, digital art installations and animations will be shown alongside the orchestra’s performances. The deadline for uploading content is 27 March 2015.
Leading up to the Proms will be a series of ‘Ten Pieces Orchestra Take Over’ days where several of the BBC’s performing groups – the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales – will work with children to create music inspired by the ten pieces.
Since it was launched in June 2014, the Ten Pieces initiative has been adopted by more than 8,500 primary schools, with thousands of children having seen the accompanying Ten Pieces film. BBC Music Magazine has been joining in the fun with a monthly series of a special Ten Pieces features and you can visit the Ten Pieces website for lots of resources, including a DVD of the film, easy arrangements of the pieces for school ensembles and MP3 downloads.
Click here to view the Ten Pieces repertoire list and watch the video below for a snapshot of Ten Pieces so far.