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Children's Classic Concerts
Music Sparks with Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra

Sat 1 June — Sun 2 June 2019

Acclaimed percussionist and Children’s Classic Concerts presenter, Owen Gunnell, joins forces with musicians from Glasgow Improvisers’ Orchestra for a special weekend of workshops dedicated to families.

Day One: Get involved with practical and creative sessions, exploring new pieces, free improvisation techniques and connections with other like-minded music fans. These sessions are designed to get you thinking outside of the box when it comes to producing sound and to be innovative with instruments and their capabilities – including your own bodies and voices! Be sure to select an age-appropriate time-slot, or the final workshop is open to all ages so long as you BYOI (Bring Your Own Instrument).

9:30am | Workshop 1 // £2 + £1 booking fee (3-5 years)
10.45am | Workshop 2 // £2 + £1 booking fee (6-12 years)
12noon | Workshop/performance // £4 + £1 booking fee (All ages)

Day Two: Take ownership and hear the results! An hour-long workshop will precede a concert finale (taking inspiration from ‘a day in Glasgow’) in which you get to have your say – where will you take Owen and the GIO musicians? What’s the story? You’re in control and make the rules, so help us come up with a music map (with different colours, shapes and costumes representing different playing techniques) and style your own sounds - there will be opportunities to get the audience involved throughout.

12noon | Sunday Concert and workshop // £6 + £1 booking fee / All ages
1.30pm | Sunday Concert only // £4 + £1 booking fee / All ages

Come to both days or pick an event - expect the unexpected and let’s improvise!