Two special Ten Pieces Proms announced for 2015

Children’s responses to the BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative to be celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall this summer

BBC Ten Pieces
Published: January 28, 2015 at 4:59 pm

BBC Music’s Ten Pieces initiative for primary school-aged children is to feature at the 2015 BBC Proms, it has been announced today.


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.

The concerts will be presented by Barney Harwood and Dick and Dom, and broadcast live on Radio 3 and Radio 2 respectively.

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.

There will also be a series of Ten Pieces Schools Concerts in venues around the country, including the Southbank Centre, Glasgow City Halls and Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn, during May and June.

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.

The Ten Pieces Proms take place on 18 and 19 July 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall. Visit to find out more


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