Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Inspirational music for all

Post Thumbnail

Family-friendly concert makes top-class music accessible to all

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is inviting families to a “brasstastic” concert at Aberdeen’s Cowdray Hall on Sunday.

SCO Brass will perform two concerts during the day – beginning at 11am and 2pm – with the first performance in particular being especially welcoming to families with children with additional support, learning or communication needs.

Each SCO Brasstastic concert lasts one hour and features a quintet of world-class brass players from the SCO. Peter Franks and Shaun Harrold on trumpet, Harry Johnstone on horn, Nigel Cox on trombone and Craig Anderson on tuba will present well-known classics, as well as fun arrangements of other tunes.

The aim of this is to provide families and groups with the opportunity to enjoy live music together in an inclusive setting, free from the restrictive formalities which may often prevent them from attending concerts.

In staging this event, the SCO aims to provide an affordable and accessible shared experience for families at which they can enjoy a performance by musicians from an internationally renowned orchestra, and feel welcome and accepted.

Louise Martin, from SCO Connect, the dedicated education and outreach department of the SCO, said: “We wanted to offer something really exciting for families with children with additional support needs, a group who too often feel that professional cultural events they might previously have enjoyed or tried out aren’t open to them as a family.
This will be a proper treat, a stunning professional performance of inspirational brass music, but one at which their whole family will be welcomed warmly.
No one will have to worry about unexpected interruptions, because all the audience will be in the same boat.”

SCO Brasstastic will take place at Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen, on Sunday, June 15, at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are priced at £4 for adults and £2 for children (aged 16 and under). Babies aged 12 months or under go free. Tickets are available through Aberdeen Performing Arts by calling 01224 641122 or online at www.aberdeen performingarts.com. Please note all seating is unreserved. The 11am event, in particular, is specially designed for children with additional support, learning and communication needs and their families/carers.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]