Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
On January 27th 2018 over 100 performers; musicians and dancers, got their heads together and produced a 5* performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with dancers in aid of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust.
For many of these performers, this was an opportunity like no other, and they rose to the challenge. Kimichi School, Birmingham’s first specialist music school, spearheaded the event. With such a successful performance under their belt, the producers looked to go further afield. Rite of Spring is rarely performed with dancers, so the opportunity for students to be involved is one not to miss, especially as it is one of the A Level Music set works.
Plans have been drawn up to go into local establishments that run the A Level music course (unfortunately not that many any more) to run workshops to involve more young people. Working alongside people that represent all walks of life from the local and wider community in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and with the assistance of internationally renowned ‘cellist and local lad made good, Richard Jenkinson playing the Dvorak cello concerto, the Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum in Prague have reached out in this, their fiftieth anniversary of the Czech Republic, to recreate this unique event.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of the original performers as well as the young people signed up to the upcoming workshops. This event will benefit not only 120 people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs, as well as students from Kimichi School, but shine a light on the educational and artistic work being done in the West Midlands at a community level.
We Need You!!
In order to make this happen, the group needs to secure funding of £50,000 to cover the cost of transport (with instruments as well) plus accommodation. This is well beyond the reach of many of our performers: the group works on the basis of inclusion without the elitist tag too often attached to classical music. For this to happen, we need your help.
Fund Raising details to follow….