Orchestral Evolution is an original Music Education Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop-up orchestra’ that welcomes all instruments and all abilities.
The score is currently being created by renowned boundary-breaking composer, Hub Partner and esteemed guitarist Chris Woods.
Orchestral Evolution offers the unique chance for school ensembles to work with an exciting contemporary composer and world class musicians; allowing students to develop their skills and understanding of learning and performing a new piece of music within an ensemble.
Participating schools will benefit from a free half-day workshop (2 hours) with Chris Woods and his associate musicians. Chris will use this workshop to teach students the music – adapting it to their abilities and instruments, providing students with the opportunity to collaborate and learn from the professionals.
This workshop will culminate in a mass ensemble performance on March 15th 2018 – premiering the new score with ensembles from across the region (during the afternoon at one of the participating schools). To sign up: email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which of the following dates for the half-day workshop
27th Feb: PM
28th Feb: AM or PM
1st March: AM or PM
2nd March: AM or PM
Following the compositional process
Chris has been commissioned by SoundStorm to create a new piece of music for all instruments and abilities – not an easy task. Students are invited to follow Chris’ progress as he shares his technique, challenges and triumphs in composing this brand new piece.
Excerpt from his blog:
The Project was born out of an idea to inspire students, irrespective of their interest in classical or contemporary ensembles, to help all students engage within a modern orchestral setting culminating in a shared finale. A focus on making the orchestra, and orchestral thinking inclusive and exciting. Soundstorm approached the CWGO to bring these aims to life.
Over the coming weeks as I compose the piece I will be writing about my processes, successes, failures and more in this blog.