Stuck for things to do over the Summer? We’re all hoping this sunshine lasts a bit longer, but here’s what else we like the look of in Glasgow and Edinburgh…GLASGOW *Shameless plug, but we’ve got some exciting events coming up!*Soundcycle workshop at Kelvingrove Bandstand Thursday 19th July, 11.30am – 12.30pmWe’re pedalling our way down to Kelvingrove Bandstand with plenty of percussion and bike parts to play with – our Soundcycle workshop is a fun way to get involved with music and sport all at once ahead of the European Championships arriving. BYOB (bring your own bikes)!There’s a wide range of activities for families happening at the Bandstand throughout July, so check out the link for more info!Soundcycle concerts at City Halls Friday 10 August, 12pm and 2.30pmOwen and our Essential Orchestra will be
Here’s a look back on the last year, jam-packed with musical mayhem and family fun (FYI, that works out at over 154 concerts and workshops reaching a total audience of 13,954, both publically and behind the scenes, not that we’ve been counting…)! Beatrix Potter: The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck, August 2017It all started with our first ever show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which ran for 22 performances in August 2017. This appealed to a younger pre-school audience and so it was a lovely way to meet future fans of CCC. It was an all-round quackin’ experience that got the wee one’s imaginations running wild, the adults hopping for joy and it’s one we hope to repeat in future. Fife Schools Project, September/October 2017CCC continued its work with Fife’s
We’re looking for a dynamic and hardworking freelance finance manager with at least 3 years’ experience who can thrive being part of a small but highly effective team (4 part-time staff). The ideal candidate will have experience of similar work for a small arts company with a proven understanding of the processes required to handle quarterly management accounts, prepare end of year accounts and manage the monthly payroll. A detailed job description can be found here. To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter including two references to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is Monday 23 July at 12.00 with interviews the week beginning 30 July.
We had some really lovely comments on our #PeterandtheWolf quiz sheets - thanks so much to everyone who wrote to tell us about their favourite bits! Check out these ones:"The amazing marimba finale! Olly and Owen made my favourite songs from the shows even more special!""Everything apart from going home because it was my first time seeing an orchestra."Watch this space for a look back on our 2017-18 season - coming soon!
Have you heard? We’re really pleased to be presenting Prokofiev’s masterpiece, Peter and the Wolf in a few weeks’ time! Our 18-piece Essential Orchestra have been invited back to participate at Perth Festival of the Arts at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 19th May and we’re looking forward as always to returning to the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, on Sunday 20th May. You might remember Peter and the Wolf from your own childhood; with catchy musical themes and animal characters, it’s easy to see why it has been used time and again as a compelling introduction to instruments of the orchestra, in schools and in concert halls over the years. Harlow Robinson captures the phenomenon beautifully in his 1987 biography of Prokofiev, “Long after his own idyllic childhood, he continued
We’re inviting committed young musicians across the central belt to collaborate with cutting-edge international percussionist, Colin Currie (one of the most respected players in the world) and our very own percussion superstar, Owen Gunnell on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at Platform (Glasgow) - here’s how to get involved: If you, or someone you teach, is a percussionist currently working to a Grade 6 level or above, and would like to participate in the weekend of workshops led by Colin and Owen, as well as take up the opportunity to appear in a public performance alongside the professionals (Sunday 22nd April), please email us for an application pack.Sessions on both days run from 10.30am - 4.30pm. Spaces are limited and offered first come first served. As part of the weekend’s activities,
We’re really disappointed to announce that we’ve decided to cancel tomorrow’s performance of Tartan Tales at the Caird Hall. Due to safety concerns and the ongoing adverse weather conditions, many of our musicians are unable to travel from the central belt. We’re also aware that much of the audience will have difficulty making their way to Dundee.This was our only planned visit for 2018, but we’ve been working hard to arrange an alternative performance of one of our other concerts, also at the Caird Hall, and are pleased to present Gypsy Jazz, featuring toe-tapping tunes (that’ll have the whole family literally dancing in the aisles) on Saturday 19 May. If you've purchased a ticket for Tartan Tales, please hold onto it, as it'll be valid for Gypsy Jazz and we'd
Our Tartan Tales concert delighted audiences in Perth and Stirling last year, with a programme full of Scottish storytelling, family fun and legendary musicians, but let’s delve a little deeper into what you can expect as it tours to its next destination: Dundee! Check out the links below, to get a feel for some featured music: Misterstourworm & the Kelpie’s Gift, Savourna StevensonThis legendary tale, (with words by Stuart Paterson) has been set to music by the wonderful Savourna Stevenson. Click the link for a five minute animation, narrated by Scots actor, Billy Boyd – it’s well worth a watch! Olly has arranged the piece for our mighty mini orchestra and will step into the spotlight as narrator on the day, with Savourna herself playing the harp on stage – it’s not
Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely stress-free Christmas and you’re looking forward to a busy 12 months ahead. We’re certainly glad to be back at CCC HQ (despite how chilly it is in here!) and can’t wait to get started on some new and exciting projects for 2018! First up, we’ll be visiting Additional Support Needs schools in Edinburgh and Glasgow (starting later this month) to provide creative composition workshops in partnership with Drake Music Scotland (DMS). These sessions have been designed for P7s who are about to move between primary and secondary education, making use of inclusive music technology and classroom instruments. Changing schools is a major life event, and can be a pretty scary one at that, so in delivering this project, we want to make