BBC Music’s Ten Pieces project, a multi-platform initiative to excite and engage children with classical music, launched on 6 October.
It all started this week with FREE nationwide screenings of a stunning cinematic film featuring 10 pieces of classical music introduced by celebrities and performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The project will culminate in a major celebratory finale in the summer of 2015.
Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to children – and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance or digital art. The repertoire includes a range of music from baroque to contemporary.
We think it fits perfectly with Arts Award Explore and we have been working with Tameside Cultural Services, Trinity College and CapeUK to create an Explore log book. As well as providing a colourful background for recording the thoughts and achievements of your pupils, the log contains some useful information about the Ten Pieces repertoire and guides you through each section of Arts Award Explore. The log has been produced in an electronic format for schools to download and print – you may choose to spiral bind your copies, use plastic wallets in a ring binder, or have logs printed and bound professionally. We’ve also included some blank pages for you to slot in, if and when needed. So now it’s over to you – we hope you and your pupils have a fantastic time exploring the Ten Pieces, finding out more about classical music and developing your creative responses.
Find out more about BBC Ten Pieces here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w
Find out more about BBC Ten Pieces and Arts Award here: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2556
Look out for our special e-bulletin on BBC Ten Pieces being published next week.