On Thursday 27 February 2020 a symposium to explore best practice for young audiences will be held in Nottingham. Led by MishMash Productions and partners including Orchestras Live, Making the Connection: Exploring Best Practice in Music for Young Audiences will draw from the considerable learning and inspiration from projects and events with young people in Britain and abroad.
Aimed at musicians, music sector and venue professionals, this one-day conference is an opportunity to explore how as a sector we might introduce new and young audiences to live music through exciting and immersive performance experiences. Live performances will include Bach in the Street, which won the Best Small Ensemble Award in YAMA 2018 (Young Audiences Music Awards) by Vargkatten Produktion (Sweden).
Thursday 27 February 2020, 9.30am-4.45pm
Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham
Caecilia Thunnissen of award-winning ensemble Oorkaan (Netherlands) will present our keynote speech Music as The Starting Point. Jesper Gottlieb, Live Music in Schools (Denmark), Emma Dreisprong, Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium) and Scott Rogers (Norway/USA) will provide great examples of musician and audience engagement resulting from different creative processes and ways of working.
Workshop presentations: Inclusivity, Diversity and Access presented by Chi-Chi Nwanoku of Chineke!, Ian Burton (Nottingham Music Hub), Liz Muge (MishMash Productions) and Stuart Bruce (Orchestras Live); and How Children Listen with Scott Rogers.
Darren Henley, CEO, Arts Council England, will complete the day.
£75 (organisations greater than £50k turnover)
£50 (freelance/organisations less than £50k turnover)
£25 (students/2019 graduates)
Making the Connection is presented by Nottingham Lakeside Arts and MishMash Productions, in partnership with Nottingham Music Hub, Orchestras Live, The Chineke! Foundation and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.