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Musical Chairs 2018 at Cecil Sharp House Free


For one day only members of the public, who have taken on the challenge of learning a musical instrument in just eight weeks, will be performing alongside young musicians from the National Orchestra for All. The programme this year includes orchestral classics such as Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, and putting the novice players through their paces will be the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Conducting Sian Edwards. Comedian, actress and writer Arabella Weir who is taking part for the first time this year by learning the marimba, explains "not only have I never played the marimba before, I've never seen or heard one before but I do enjoy hitting things, so I'm sure it will be all right on the night! More importantly I wanted to support the important work that Orchestras for All does with young people so I'm really excited to being part of this event." Asked what she is most looking forward to Arabella replies "making a LOT of noise and drawing excessive attention to myself - although I am worried about drowning others out whilst playing!" All participants have been raising sponsorship to play in the orchestra and all the money we raise on the day will be used to deliver our enriching annual programme of OFA activities and to unlock access to the life-changing experience of ensemble music-making for 11-18 years olds with complex lives. As presenter of Channel 4 News, Jon Snow says; "Enabling young people who wouldn't otherwise get the chance to take part in playing music together, with all the social and personal benefits that can bring, is hugely important. Musical Chairs is your chance to get involved and support this fantastic organisation whilst enjoying a memorable day rehearsing and performing some spectacular music alongside OFA's inspiring young musicians." When and where is it? The concert will take place in Cecil Sharp House in Camden from 4pm-6pm on Saturday 24 February 2018. The performance will be followed by refreshments. Tickets for the performance are free, so why not come and join us for an exciting and unique concert, all in support of young musicians with complex lives


Adult Ticket FREE

Venue Details & Map

Cecil Sharp House

2 Regents Park Rd
0207485 2206

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