“Education was an enduring passion for Britten, as was making music in his community, not necessarily with professional musicians. In this spirit, education and community work has been very important to me in setting up the tour, and also because sharing music is a joy, and music is for everyone.” Matthew Barley
Workshops will be divided into two broad categories.
- Events that will help prospective audience members get more from their concert going experience (schools, adult learning groups, conservatoires, universities, music schools etc), and will include creative music sessions exploring the Britten and other repertoire from the programme, as well as looking at the technology Matthew uses for the audio and visual sides of the concert.
- Events for people who would otherwise not be able to hear live music – in homes for the elderly, for children in special schools and hospices, and in prisons.
If you would like to get in touch about organising an event, please contact me.
Below is a list of workshops and masterclasses taking place as part of my Around Britten tour.
9th Southampton – King Edward VI School, workshop
14th Winchester – Naomi House Hospice for children, workshop
24th Glasgow – Low Moss Prison, workshop
25th Salisbury – Salisbury Schools, workshops
12th Sayers Common – LVS Hassocks School for Autistic Children, workshop
6th Nottingham – Nottingham University, workshop
19th-21st Penzance – Penzance Schools, workshops
11th Southwell – Southwell Cellists, workshop
18th London – Phoenix School for Autistic Children, workshop
22nd London – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, masterclass
1st London – Queensmill School, workshop
25th Bristol – Bristol Pre-Conservatoire, workshop
25th Bristol – Bristol St Monica’s Trust, workshop
8th-9th Keighley – East Riddlesden Hall, workshop
19th-21st Sheffield – Sheffield University, workshop