Participation and learning are at the heart ot the Music ©Malling 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, Stile Antico, Tenebrae, Chamber Domaine, James Pearson – Artistic Director of Ronnie Scotts, The Sacconi Quartet and Kent Music. Hundreds of young people are involved each year.
Music@Malling work in partnership with Kent Music on its outreach.
For September 2019, Music@Malling will be presenting:
Paul Patterson – The Three Little Pigs – Workshops with whole class groups will develop new pieces which will be incorporated into performances of Paul Patterson – The Three Little Pigs. The concerts provide the opportunity for primary school students to perform alongside professional musicians and there is an Instrument Petting Zoo set up by Kent Music to encourage children to learn instruments.
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 15th September, 2019 this event will culminate with a concert in The Pilgrim Chapel, Malling Abbey.
Side By Side with Chamber Domaine – young string players can perform alongside Chamber Domaine in a programme featuring The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla.
Side By Side with The Callum Au Septet – young jazz instrumentalists and singers have the chance to perform with the outstanding musicians of The Callum Au Septet in hits from Berlin to Broadway.