Schools Performances of The Snowman with live orchestra
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The Snowman with live orchestra is a unique and special event comprising a screening of the much loved film accompanied by a live 26 piece professional orchestra. The Picture House Orchestra comprises hand-picked, first class musicians, many of whom are members of the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé and BBC Symphony Orchestras among others.
This is a wonderful opportunity for your pupils to experience the thrill of live music underpinning an iconic film and the power of music close-up. The performance provides the perfect opportunity to fulfil one of the main aims of the music National Curriculum: “to appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live music from great composers and musicians”.
The 2018 concert opened with a toe-tapping Christmas Medley followed by a fun introduction to the orchestra. All the instruments are presented in a fun and approachable way, offering the young audience members the valuable experience of seeing – and hearing – the instruments individually.
Following this was one of two exclusive films:
A Donkey’s Tale
The world premiere of a brand new work created especially for us by Daniel Whibley. Set amidst the wild landscape of Connemara in the west of Ireland, it tells the heartwarming story of Dillon, an ordinary donkey with an extraordinary dream that takes him on a journey that will change his life. This stunning animated film with accompanying musical score looks set to become a firm favourite for all ages.
The Bear and the Piano
This beautifully-illustrated tale of music, friendship and adventure was first brought to the big screen in 2017, in a specially commissioned version by Carrot Productions which captures the essence of the original. With music by Daniel Whibley played live by a professional orchestra, and a narration recorded by superstar Joanna Lumley, this entrancing creation looks set to become a family favourite for the next generation.
The Snowman film was then projected onto the screen, accompanied by a local child soloist singing the timeless “Walking In The Air”.This is a very special opportunity; we do hope you will take advantage of this offer to let the children from your school enjoy a truly magical and unforgettable experience.