Preschoolers across the UK are invited to an orchestra performance with a difference next month. Created for children aged two to five and exploring the changing seasons, The Apple Tree will be performed by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), featuring soprano Kirsty Hopkins, and live-streamed across the country.
The performance, a co-production by Orchestras Live, NYMAZ and Durham and Darlington Music Education Hub, will help to raise awareness of the importance of music in the early years.
Sarah McWatt, NYMAZ Director, said:
‘This is our first ever live-streamed performance for children under the age of five. We are inviting early years settings, schools, playgroups and families to tune in for free to meet the magnificent instruments of the orchestra and enjoy a musical feast!
‘There will be opportunities for singing, signing and plenty of joining in. Music is so beneficial for young children as it helps develop a wide range of skills, from language to coordination and fine motor skills.
‘This performance is a brilliant way of sharing music with pre-schoolers and we also have lots of other fun activities linked to the EYFS curriculum in our free resource pack which will be available at connectresound.live/whats-on.’
The performance will be broadcast live on Thursday 30 January from 11:00 to 11:45 from Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens in County Durham via www.connectresound.live/watch
Header photo: TOTS going on a journey © Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment