Come and Play for String Players - Vaughan Williams
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 23 June 2012, 2pm
Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED (23/05/12)
Do you play a string instrument..?
Whether you are an experienced amateur or just beginning to play, if you have a violin, viola, cello or double bass you can come and take part in this unique event. Whatever your age, come and play alongside the professional musicians from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by internationally acclaimed composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher.
Vaughan Williams' is best known for his songs, and for The Lark Ascending, but his piece Concerto Grosso is a written especially for players of all different abilities to perform together. It has simple parts for open strings, intermediate parts for those still learning their instruments, and parts for experienced players.
If you love playing your instrument, and want the opportunity to have fun making music in a big group, playing side-by-side with professional musicians, then sign up now! Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.
This event is open to string instrument players of all ages.
Please note that this event is now fully booked (23/05/12)
If you would like to take part please email all of the following details to: SSOOutreach@bbc.co.uk
Please state for each participant:
Instrument: Violin/Viola/Cello/Double Bass
Level: Beginner/up to Grade 4/Grade 4 and above
Age: if 16 or under
Contact Telephone Number.
Applications Now Closed
(23/05/12: please note that this event is now fully booked, no further applications accepted)
This event is only open to string players, not other instrumentalists or singers. And you will need to bring your own instrument.
Music will be available for download in advance from the BBC SSO Website.
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.
There are a limited number of places available, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, by instrument/level.
Admission Free (but must be reserved in advance via SSOOutreach@bbc.co.uk)
How to get there
- The nearest subway station is St Enoch, which is approximately a ten-minute walk from the venues.
- Many local service buses pass close by City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket, either along Trongate or Glassford Street. Most are operated by First Bus.
- Queen Street and Central Stations are a ten-minute walk from the venues. For information on rail travel within the UK, National Rail is the official source for all rail information, train times and timetables.
- On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left.
- The Grand Hall at City Halls is accessible to those with mobility difficulties. A lift from the Candleriggs entrance gives access to all levels. The auditorium is equipped with an induction loop and an infra-red assisted hearing facility. Please notify the Box Office when booking.