Participation and learning are at the heart ot the Music ©Mailing programme with a series events held during each festival and a number of satellite projects held across the year. The projects are designed to inspire creativity and encourage young people to perform and develop their artistic skills with the help of leading professional performers. Music@Malling work in partnerships with international, national and regional organisations to develop projects which since 2011 have included Sound and Music, English National Ballet, Opera Holland Park, Stomp, Chamber Domaine, James Pearson – Artistic Director of Ronnie Scotts, The Sacconi Quartet and Soundhub Kent.
For September 2016, Music@Malling will be presenting:
Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf – a project which will include multidisciplinary workshops that develop new pieces to be performed in four concerts in West Mailing and King’s Hill. The internationally acclaimed ensemble Chamber Domaine will be performing side-by- side with young people from local schools culminating with a performances of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Adam Mackenzie and Matthew Sharp.
World renowned vocal group, Stile Anlico will mentor local singers in workshops connected to their performance of Touches of Sweet Harmony on Friday 30th September.
Go Compose! Young composers have the opportunity to write a piece in a day mentored by RCM faculty, Simon Speare and working with leading professional musicians from Chamber Domaine. Held on 25th September, this event will culminate with a concert in St.Marys Church, West Malling.
James Pearson – Artistic Director of Ronnie Scotts – mentors young jazz musicians prior to an evening concert of Close to You with Matt Ford, the Tippett Quartet, Matt Skelton and The Ronnie Scotts All Stars on 1st October.