Classical Opera funding success enables launch of MOZART 250

Ealing Music Service are very happy to report that their partners at Classical Opera have been successful in raising seed funds from John Lyon’s Charity to support the launch of their MOZART 250 Schools Project.

Classical OperaAs a key part of Classical Opera’s ambitious MOZART250 project, the programme hopes to engage pupils with classical music using compositions that the young Mozart wrote as a child prodigy. Working with Classical Opera’s professional period instrumentalists, children will begin by exploring Mozart’s music and its historical context, touching on aspects of history, geography and language in 18th-century Europe. Using their research as a starting point, children will devise their own stories and compose their own operas, and the project will culminate with a performance day in March 2016. Groups will develop arts and crafts skills though creating costumes and sets whilst performances will inspire, boost self-esteem, build communication skills and improve teamwork.

Yogesh Dattani, Head of Ealing Music Service said, ‘Classical Opera’s success in securing this funding will further embed the partnership between the music service and a professional opera company that will enable hundreds of children to access this exciting and cross-curricular project over the next 3 years.’

The first two Ealing schools to experience this amazing project will be Coston Primary and Vicars Green Primary Schools, and it is anticipated that Classical Opera will extend this project to a larger group in 2017. Keep your eye on the EMS website for news of how to apply.


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