The newly set up ‘Beat Orchestra’ will challenge Peterborough youngsters to take from different genres to create a fusion of musical styles.
Led by Peterborough-based Beat This CIC, and in partnership with Vivacity, Orchestras Live and internationally renowned chamber orchestra Britten Sinfonia, the project will be a new ensemble for 14-19 year olds from across the City.
The group will create and compose its own music in its own style, inspired by the musical passions of the young artists; whether that be classical, rock, pop, folk, or urban genres.
Sarah Haythornthwaite, Arts Service Manage for Vivacity said: “Many young people learn their musical skills alone and don’t get the opportunity to play and compose with others.
“The Beat Orchestra will be an amazing chance for young people and musicians to come together and share their skills and learn about different types of music.”
Volunteers are also needed to come forward to staff the Beat Orchestra.
Lee Ashton, director of Beat This, said: “We would like to encourage musicians from all musical backgrounds to apply.
“We want the music of the Beat Orchestra to reflect all of Peterborough and therefore we are recruiting staff from all communities.
“We are looking for staff with teaching or workshop experience, as well as those who are gigging or community musicians. Basically if you’re passionate about music and working with young people, then we would love to hear from you.”
The Beat Orchestra will start recruiting in local schools and community groups in October for a large workshop session in the half-term holiday
If you are interested in applying for the role of music leader or musician please contact Lee Ashton at Beat This on 01733 873014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a young musician aged 14-19 and are interested in being part of the Beat Orchestra, please ring Joan Crump at Vivacity on 01733 864531 or Joan.Crump@vivacity-peterborough.com.