“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.
We are delighted to announce that our Schools Administrator Oliver Pashley has been appointed as Sub-Principal Clarinet with the wonderful Britten Sinfonia. A fantastic job and well-deserved. Sadly this means that Oli will not be able to continue as Apollo Schools Administrator. He has been a great member of our team, and a pleasure to work with. We wish him all success in his new role. Csenge Herman, our General Administrator will take on the additional role of Schools Administrator later this month, so everything will continue to run smoothly.
We are delighted to be starting this year’s series of chamber orchestra workshops for children taking part in our programmes. The first of eight workshops will take place at the wonderful Great Hall, Leyton on Tuesday 5 February. The programme will feature music by Bach, Mozart, Piazzolla and The Simpsons Theme, and the children will have the opportunity to meet the musicians and see the instruments up close. Further workshops will take place at The Dream Centre, Tottenham and Regent Hall (Salvation Army), Oxford Street. Please contact us for further information, or if you would like to attend as an observer.
On 18 January the Secretary of State for Culture, Jeremy Wright, made a speech about the importance and value of the arts.
‘… engagement with the arts is linked with higher happiness and self-esteem in young people, helping them to foster feelings of personal pride and achievement.’