Post date: Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 12:48pm

An ambitious project is underway; "Beethoven in Wales" is a cycle of three concerts in which all ten of his sonatas for violin and piano will be played at venues around Wales.

The project will both celebrate Beethoven and bring a broader range of music to rural areas.

Post date: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 12:16pm

Creative Civic Change has launched a new programme to enable people to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their community.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Local Trust.

Post date: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 5:45pm

On Sunday 29 July, two teams of cyclists from Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra braved the wind and rain to take part in the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 Peleton Relay event to raise money for the Orchestra’s Instrument Fund.  Amongst the 8 team members was Ben See, who is currently paired with the Orchestra as part of Making Music’s Adopt a Composer Scheme.

Post date: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 4:54pm

Fedioram, the Italian federation of leisure-time orchestras, has invited our orchestra members to participate in their third annual festival, taking place 1-4 November in Fossano.

Who is it for?

You can attend as an individual (65 Euros to take part in the 2 days of workshops followed by a performance, register on their website).

Post date: Monday, 6 August 2018 - 2:47pm

The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in 2017. For 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9 March, volunteers in cities across the country went out and about to live music events, from pub gigs to massed choirs to arena concerts.

Making Music was involved in the advisory group brought together by the academic researchers to make sure they cast their net as widely as possible, and many of our members responded to the surveys the team put out.

Post date: Monday, 6 August 2018 - 12:20pm

Music education for under-18s is a much-discussed issue. However our members – lifelong learners themselves – know the benefits of music for everyone, whatever their age. We asked them to tell us their key concerns around music education at all stages of life, and how we could tackle them.

Read the full report

Post date: Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 12:31pm

Composer Max Charles Davies on the Adopt a Composer scheme, collaborations, the budding of working relationships and positive ebb and flow of ideas.

In my view, the collaborative element of the Adopt a Composer projects is an incredibly important strength. It has been really interesting reading the blog posts of the other composers and groups and learning how the various collaborations are taking shape, and how these partnerships are so much more than a composer simply writing a piece for a group to perform.

Post date: Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 11:54am

Max Charles Davies on preparations for the inaugural public performance of his collaborative piece with Côr Crymych a'r Cylch as part of the Adopt a Composer project.

I joined Cor Crymych for their rehearsal on Tuesday 17 July ahead of the first public performances of Y Gors Fawr – the second of the five-movement piece we’re developing together.

Post date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 11:36am

On the 24th July, the Agent of Change Principle was finally introduced into the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England.

Post date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 10:48am

Anna Appleby has been working alongside Merchant Sinfonia on the Adopt a Composer scheme. After a year of collaboration and composition, it's time for the premiere of Turbines