“David and the AMP orchestra deliver music at the highest standard, beautifully played and imaginatively presented and at no time talking down to the children.” Sir Simon Rattle
Apollo Music Projects brings live classical music to children who might not otherwise experience it. Over 11 years, more than 6600 children have experienced the magic of live performance from classroom to concert hall, culminating in the thrilling spectacle of a full orchestra in concert.
Apollo Music Projects transforms the lives of children through music. We do this in three ways:
By working closely with the children in interactive workshops including a wide range of live music and active participation
by helping children to develop self-confidence and improve concentration
and by giving children the chance to experience high-quality performances in the classroom and concert hall.
On Tuesday 3rd July we welcomed over 1250 children, teachers and parents to the Hackney Empire for our final concerts of the year performed by the Apollo Chamber Orchestra. It was a fitting end to a wonderful year delivering our programme to 23 different schools across Hackney, Haringey, Camden, Islington and Tower Hamlets.
Our musicians performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” conducted by David Chernaik, CEO of Apollo Music Projects, with spoken introductions and musical examples.
We spoke to some of the children afterwards, who were thrilled by the performance: “You can just relax and listen”, “It sounded amazing – there was so much detail”
Thank you to everyone who joined us including the Friends of Apollo Music Projects and our Trustees. We were also delighted to have been joined by Cllr Clare Potter, Speaker of Hackney (pictured below with pupils from St John and St James Primary School in Hackney).
“It was wonderful to see so many children completely absorbed in Beethoven’s music in this amazing venue” said David Chernaik, conductor and CEO of Apollo Music Projects, “The level of concentration from the children was remarkable.”