Classic kids get workshops from maestros at Royal & Derngate

Chloë Hanslip

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is holding a series of workshops for aspiring young – very young- musicians to give them an entrée into the world of classical music.

Children aged between two and 13 can explore the sounds of classical music with members at the Royal & Derngate this Sunday at a Classic Kids Family Workshop.

The workshops will take place before the Classical Masterpieces concert with the RPO in the evening.

The orchestra will be performing pieces by Schubert and Elgar alongside Bruch’s romantic Violin Concerto featuring soloist Chloe Hanslip.

The workshop sessions will use songs and musical games to introduce children to new musical ideas in a fun and friendly environment.

There will also be a chance for them to talk to the players about what life is really like in the orchestra, and each workshop will culminate in the creation of a brand new piece.

Classic Kids workshop for two to five-year-olds takes place between 11.30am and 12.30pm, and for six to 13-year-olds from 1pm to 2.30pm.

No instrumental skills are necessary, but if you can play, bring your instrument along.

There is a free pre-concert talk with Chloe Hanslip at 6.30pm, hosted by BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff.

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