This blog post is brought to you by our newest recruit, Erin, who has kindly offered to share her first impressions of what goes on before a CCC gig.“The animal I really dig, above all others, is the pig…”“Ah ha!” I thought “Found them!” A little lost in the backstage areas of the RSNO Centre, the opening refrain of Roald Dahl’s porcine themed Revolting Rhyme saved my bacon. A booming delivery of lines by artistic director Olly had led me to my destination: the rehearsal for the Children’s Classic Concerts’ performance of The Three Little Pigs. A newcomer to the CCC team (I’ll be starting properly in July, as the Digital Communications Officer) and to their concerts, I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d find on the other side of the
We’re all big Roald Dahl fans at CCC HQ, so we were very excited to see our musicians illustrate their talents and bring fictional fun to life at The Three Little Pigs concert (Macrobert Arts Centre) in Stirling last month! Our mini-orchestra were on a mission to delight families with their Dahl-inspired antics and character costumes - hopefully you’ll agree that they succeeded!We felt the highlight was Three Little Pigs, Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme, (with brilliant music by Paul Patterson). Olly did a fab job of narrating (his wolf voice was particularly gruff!), Owen made his conducting debut (and played the percussion parts at the same time – how hard can that be, write?) and the acting from our brass players and Company Manager as the pigs, the wolf, and
Are you coming along to our Three Little Pigs concert on Sat 21st May in Perth? We'd absolutely love to know what you think, and if you're interested in writing a Roald Dahl-inspired review of the concert, you could grab a Golden VIP ticket for our Hallowe'en extravaganza with the RSNO! There are 5 tickets available (first-come-first-served), for Owen & Olly's Beastly Bash concerts (which also celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday!) on either the 29th October - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or 30th October - Usher Hall, Edinburgh.Please find a helpful template here to help you with your review! Please let us know as soon as possible if you want to have a go, or send in your review to email@example.com after the concert. Good luck :)
We're so excited to see and hear some amazing musicians come together to form a brand-new orchestra for CCC! Performances will be small-scale (1 player for most instruments) but high-impact, as each member gets involved with the action (and the dressing up - in the first few concerts, see how many of your favourite Roald Dahl characters you can spot on stage)! We can't wait!Owen & Olly are gearing up to host the premiere performances (i.e. parties) on Sunday 24th April - Macrobert Arts Centre and Saturday 21st May - Perth Concert Hall, celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday year! Amongst their usual antics, they'll be narrating the highlight of the programme, The Three Little Pigs (featured in Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes), with music by Paul Patterson. There'll be plenty of other
We were surprised and delighted to win the People category at the Arts and Business Scotland 2015 awards last night which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The annual awards celebrate partnerships and projects that work to promote creativity and cultural engagement across Scotland, contributing to creative and economic well-being. To have our small but perfectly formed partnership with A1 Toys recognised in such a strong category means a great deal!Winning the very first award of the night also added to the shock and excitement! Gail Burns, Director of A1 Toys said:“We are just a small company, so we are surprised and delighted to win this award, particularly given the quality and high profile of the other short-listed partnerships in our category. This really means a
We're getting in gear for another round of ensemble concerts guaranteed to make you cheer!Owen & Olly will be back on the road in February with a brand new family offering featuring the nosiest section of the orchestra - you guessed it, the percussion section! They're joining forces with two more of their pals to present some popular classical music as well as top tunes from film, TV and video games, four-man band style! As usual at a CCC gig, the audience will have the chance to get involved (percussion instruments are perfect for participation - no ear plugs required, honest) so come prepared :) If you want even more musical mayhem, never fear - before each concert, the lovely lads will be on hand to get everyone in the
Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at this year's festive concerts! Owen & Olly had a ball as usual, and were delighted to receive this review from Justine Blundell (The Edinburgh Guide) - check it out below:Owen & Olly’s Christmas Stocking is a cracker of a concert that gives adults the excuse to let their hair down, while pretending it’s all for the kids.The Royal Scottish National Orchestra are out in force, bedecked in jolly Christmas hats, their music stands adorned with tinsel boas. Behind them, similarly attired, sit members of the National Youth of Scotland Choirs, with representatives from the Falkirk, Edinburgh and Midlothian areas. While the orchestra get into full Christmassy flow with a cheery rendition of Prokofiev’s Troika (Sleigh Ride), Olly and
Massive congratulations to Elise Atkins (9) who came to the Glasgow Magic and Monsters concert as Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon! This home-made outfit seriously wowed our judges: Gail from A1 Toys, Iona from Say it Ain't Sew and long-time friend of CCC; Elaine. Well done for all of your hard work! We're really looking forward to watching you claim your trolley dash star prize!
Concert presented by Owen and OllyWith the Royal Scottish National OrchestraAnd the RSNO Junior ChorusAnd narrator, James MackenzieThe concert started with the John Williams Harry Potter Theme which felt magical and flowing. It was very well performed and got a big applause from audience, it was a great way to start the show.Owen and Olly came out and introduced the fun filled concert. They played John Williams’ Double Trouble which was sung by the RSNO Junior Chorus. The choir sounded great it was an interesting song. Owen and Olly were wearing ridiculous wizard outfits! They introduced James Mackenzie, famous for being the presenter of the CBBC show Raven, who told the story of Misterstourworm, composed by Savourna Stevenson (who was also at the concert!). It was well narrated and James
We always like to hear your feedback and we really value your opinion! If you've ever fancied becoming an arts reviewer, now's your chance! We're inviting young people in our audience to write about their experience at Magic and Monsters this weekend! Please download the review template written by the lovely Kelly Apter (The Scotsman & The List) for some tops tips and inspiration! When you're done, please send your reviews to CCC, 46A Fortrose Street, Glasgow, G11 5LP or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks everyone!