Live & Inspired 2019/20

After overwhelmingly positive feedback of last year, and more than 16,000 students participating, we’re delighted to announce a second year of our ‘Live and Inspired Tour’. As part of the 19/20 Music Education Hub Membership offer, your school can select ONE half-day in-school live music experience from the options below. Each of the three tours is scheduled across 5 days offering you an option on both dates and AM/PM scheduling. This series of events is exclusive to SoundStorm and has been commissioned in response to our member schools’ feedback. The aim of the input is to widen participation with a simple ambition of offering as many students as possible access to a live music experience but with no additional travel costs for the school.

The Tours

Autumn: Afghan Fusion with The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra Featuring Chris Woods and Ruben Monteiro. Listen and learn about the traditional music of Afghanistan, and how its elements and instruments blend with other styles in this interactive and exciting performance. Brought to you by composer and educator Chris Woods and Afghan Rubab player, Ruben Monteiro.

Chris and Ruben will perform original guitar fusion music as well as exciting examples of traditional Afghan music, all performed on explosive acoustic guitar and the inspirational Afghan Rubab. A display of virtuosity on both guitar and rubab, blended with interactive elements to the show, offer students an insight into the workings of traditional afghan music. Here you can watch Chris and Ruben performing at one of the world’s finest guitar showrooms “The North American Guitar” in London earlier this year.

 

Spring: Broadstone Music Series present ‘Hands up for Hand’s on’ Offering an engaging and interactive performance, this classical quartet of professional orchestral players, will be your guide to music through the ages, with the additional opportunity for your students to try out and play various instruments, be that the violin, maybe a cello or perhaps one of their special guests which could be anything!

Summer: Coda Music Trust present SVGA, pronounced “sugar”, feature the stunning vocals of Serrah Sillah, a British-born Gambian singer-songwriter. The band’s guitarist Nick Burton teaches guitar at local music organisation Coda and both Serrah and Nick are graduates of the Popular Music Performance course at Southampton Solent University. SVGA are making their way in the music business with their contemporary R&B mixing soul, hip-hop and pop, their recent showcase at BBC Introducing and invitations to perform at events and festivals around the UK, their future looks secured.