Children's Classic Concerts,
46a Fortrose Street,
G11 5LP UK
0141 334 8500


Music Sparks


Owen joins forces with musicians from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra for a special weekend of workshops dedicated to families, putting you in the musical driving seat!

DAY ONE, SATURDAY 1 JUNE: Get involved with practical and creative sessions, exploring new pieces, free improvisation techniques and connections with other like-minded music fans. These sessions are designed to get you thinking outside of the box when it comes to producing sound and to be innovative with instruments and their capabilities – including your own bodies and voices! Be sure to select an age-appropriate time-slot, or the final workshop is open to all ages so long as you BYOI (Bring Your Own Instrument).


09.30 – 10.15: Workshop 1 (age recommendation: pre-school) all children must be accompanied by an adult
10.45 – 11.30:  Workshop 2 (age recommendation: 6-12 years) children can attend on their own but accompanying adults must remain in the CCA
12.00 – 13.30: Workshop 3 (instrumentalists of all ages - including adults, Bring Your Own Instrument!)


DAY TWO, SUNDAY 2 JUNE: Take ownership and hear the results! An hour-long workshop will precede a concert finale (taking inspiration from ‘a day in Glasgow’) in which you get to have your say – where will you take Owen and the GIO musicians? What’s the story? You’re in control and make the rules, so help us come up with a music map (with different colours, shapes and costumes representing different playing techniques) and style your own sounds - there will be opportunities to get the audience involved throughout.

12.00 – 13.00:  Pre-concert workshop
13.30 – 14.30:  Concert finale

Come to both days or pick an event - expect the unexpected and let’s improvise!


Owen Gunnell, CCC Artistic Director and Presenter


Musicians from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra