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7,500 young Londoners will experience the wonder of the Royal Albert Hall at the Primary Proms on Thursday 10 October. The two free music concerts are organised by the national music charity Music for Youth and presented by the Royal Albert Hall. The concerts, to be hosted by children’s TV presenter Barney Harwood, are designed to inspire the children to take up music as for many it will be their first experience of a live concert.
The Music for Youth Primary Proms feature performances by some of London’s accomplished and talented young musicians. The audience will enjoy music by groups such as Royal College of Music's Junior Department Chamber Orchestra and Langley Park School for Boys Brass Band.
Judith Webster, Chief Executive of Music for Youth said: "The London Primary Prom concerts give thousands of young Londoners the opportunity to experience a range of high quality live music performed by other young people on the world’s most famous stage. We are able to offer these concerts absolutely free thanks to our partnership with the Royal Albert Hall."
The concert is part of MFY’s Primary Prom Series and follows Primary Prom concerts earlier this year at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and Colston Hall, Bristol. The next Primary Prom concert will take place on Wednesday 16th October, 2013 in Bradford.
For more information about the Primary Proms or Music for Youth please contact: Jessica Paton - 020 7759 1839 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS:
London Primary Prom Programme (one performance repeated)
First performance: 10.45 - 12.00
Second performance: 14:00 - 15.15
12 persons, aged 15-18
RCMJD Chamber Orchestra
22 persons, aged 16-18
35 persons, aged 12-18
LPSB Brass Band
27 persons, aged 12-18
St Albans Big Band
20 persons, aged 11-17
Music for Youth
Music for Youth is a national charity that celebrates and supports the breadth of young people’s music-making across the UK. Since 1970, MFY has provided performance platforms for over a million young musicians in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues. Each year we deliver a range of festivals and concerts that bring together large numbers of young musicians of all ages. As well as our public performance events, we produce participatory projects, offer professional development for teachers, commission new music and deliver a range of other initiatives that complement our work.
Major Sponsors National Union of Teachers, Times Educational Supplement, Royal Albert Hall
Sponsors ABRSM, Vivendi, Classic FM Foundation
Supported by Trinity College London
With funding from Department for Education, The Arts Council England
For more information, please visit www.mfy.org.uk
Registered charity number: 285831
The Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Its breathtaking auditorium hosts over 370 shows a year by the world’s greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events.
Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, the Hall is a registered charity which operates without public funding, remaining true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. Extending the brand with 200 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers.
The Hall also offers the Elgar Room, a state-of-the-art small-scale performance space which hosts performances of classical music, jazz and world music, comedy, dance and hush, a series of gigs for just signed bands throughout the year. In the main auditorium, it offers the Albert Sessions, an initiative that encourages up and coming acts to play at the Hall by offering reduced rental fees to promoters and lower ticket prices to encourage younger audiences to visit the Hall. It also works extensively with schools, young people, disadvantaged groups and partners such as Music For Youth through its Education programme, reaching over 100,000 participants each year as part of its extensive public benefit remit. It has also been appointed by the Arts Council as one of the country’s regional music education hubs.
For more information, please visit www.royalalberthall.com
Registered charity number: 254543