27 September 2013

Open invite to budding young musicians in Brighton & Hove

Children keen to make music in Brighton & Hove are being offered the chance to try a range of musical instruments as part of a backstage experience at the Theatre Royal.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s Music & Arts service is offering children aged between 7-12 an opportunity to try a wide range of musical instruments next week (1 & 2 October between 4.30-6pm).  No experience is necessary, tickets on sale in person from the box office or at the stage door 30 minutes before the performance.

The service is also offering anyone in this age group who currently plays violin, cello or double bass and is grade 1/2 standard, a chance to informally play with the string orchestra on stage.

The session is part of the ‘Out of Hours’ experience back stage at Brighton’s Theatre Royal which on other days is offering children the chance to take part in beastly stories on stage and take a unique torchlight tour of the theatre.

Cllr Sue Shanks, Chair of the Children & Young People Committee, said:

“This event backstage at the wonderful Theatre Royal provides the city’s children with a chance to try out a range of instruments as part of a session to make ‘beautiful sounds’. It will also be followed up by a performance from some of the Brighton & Hove’s up and coming musical talent.

 “Brighton & Hove has a great tradition producing top musical talent from The Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band to local pop acts such as Rizzle Kicks.

“Our Music & Arts service works hard to get children interested in music as well as nurturing musical talent through classes, tours and concerts.

“This years’ launch of the music hub and performance event SoundCity was an important step for music in the city. This event was about the musicians of now and the exceptional talent forged in the city’s schools, studios and bedrooms.”

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For more information contact the Brighton & Hove Music & Arts service: www.bhma.org.uk