Apollo Music Projects on BBC Artsnight

Apollo Music Projects was featured in an episode of BBC2’s Artsnight on 20 March, presented by Armando Iannucci (creator of ‘The Thick Of It’ and ‘Veep’). The episode explored “high culture” art forms, including classical music – asking why some people feel excluded from it, and why classical music matters so much. Here’s a clip from the episode, featuring one of our classroom sessions at Bruce Grove Primary School in Haringey.

Haydn at Shoreditch Town Hall

David Chernaik conducts the Apollo Chamber Orchestra in Haydn Symphony No.44, 1st mvt. at Shoreditch Town Hall, as part of a workshop for children from three Hackney primary schools.

An introduction to Apollo Music Projects

A short film showing a year-long Apollo Music Projects programme with children from primary schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

The film includes classroom sessions, an orchestral workshop at Shoreditch Town Hall, the final concert at Hackney Empire, and interviews with teachers, children, musicians and David Chernaik, Chief Executive & Programme Director of Apollo Music Projects and conductor of the Apollo Chamber Orchestra. With thanks to all those who took part, and to our film-makers Alessandro Morrone, Joost Hunnigher, Ronald Gow and Julie Lambden.

David Chernaik conducts the Apollo Chamber Orchestra

David Chernaik conducts the Apollo Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony at Hackney Empire. The concert was the culmination of a year-long programme with primary schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.