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Big Noise on the Big Stage

In June this year a group of children from the Raploch estate in Stirling played alongside one of the world's most celebrated orchestras in front of an audience of 8,000. The Big Noise Orchestra joined the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela to launch the London 2012 Festival under the baton of star conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

Big Noise began in 2008 with the aim of transforming the lives of children in Raploch through music. With help from the violinist Nicola Benedetti, all primary school children are offered the chance to learn an instrument and play together as an orchestra. This ArtWorks Scotland documentary follows the preparations for the Big Concert and captures what happened on the big day.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 15 Sep 2012 19:15
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
NarratorEdith Bowman
DirectorGeorge Cathro
Executive ProducerAndrew Lockyer