Network with other teachers and A2:Connect, share tips and ideas, and get in FREE to this fantastic planet-themed performance featuring the massive sounds of The Philharmonia Orchestra, 25/6/1209, 18:30, St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Read on to find out more …
6.30pm- 7pm – Pre-Show Talk, Level 1 (included as part of your ticket)
7-7.30 – Drinks & networking, Level 3
The Philharmonia Orchestra will be taking us on an imaginative and exciting journey into the world of astrology, fantasy and mythology. This fantastic orchestral concert will include a thrilling audiovisual and cosmic exploration, and a chance for you to have your own ‘close encounter’!
There are also a limited number of FREE DVD’s of the Philharmonia Orchestra Universe of Sound: The Planets available. To receive your FREE copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The networking will be a chance to hear about the education programme around the concerts at St David’s Hall and from other Welsh music organisations.
St David’s Hall describes this as an eye-popping tour through space, with the massive sounds of the orchestra matched by stunning moving images from the National Space Centre.
The journey starts with the music of Sibelius (the theme to The Sky at Night) and a voyage from earth out into the Milky Way, the vast array of stars projected above the stage. There’s movie magic to follow, courtesy of John Williams’ brilliant score to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, complete with images from the film. Guillaume Connesson’s luminous orchestral showpiece, The Shining One, features the brilliant young pianist Clare Hammond against a blazing backdrop of images of the sun, and sets the scene for Gustav Holst’s timeless masterpiece, The Planets.
A glorious showpiece for enormous orchestra, this vivid depiction of the solar system, and the mythical gods associated with it, is a huge favourite with audiences everywhere. And it’ll be even more dazzling this time, with amazing CGI images of the planets taking us from the ferocious energy of Mars, the Bringer of War to the visionary chill of Neptune, The Mystic.
Whether you’re a teacher looking for a creative person to share skills and inspiration with your pupils … or a creative person looking for teachers and pupils who can benefit from your input: make sure to CREATE as well as SEARCH for opportunities on the Opportunities section of the A2:Connect website.