Flautist Anthony Robb at a Big Ears workshop with school pupil

BCMG Musicians perform and lead workshops in local schools


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180 pupils from two Birmingham primary schools are enjoying a unique opportunity to listen to world-class musicians perform – in their classrooms.

The 9 and 10 year olds are all pupils at Springfield Primary School in Moseley and Yarnfield Primary School in Tyseley.

As part of a project called Big Ears, the pupils have been visited by musicians from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. As well as performing in the classroom, the musicians have worked with the pupils to create new pieces of music.

Naomi Wellings, BCMG Learning Co-ordinator, explains: “Big Ears is a long-standing project at Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. This year we are working with six classes at the two schools, who take part in workshops in their classroom with a composer and musicians. The children create music inspired by pieces which they can then hear performed live in the CBSO Centre in a special schools concert.”

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