BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents Ten Pieces live

BBC TV project for children and young people goes on tour

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents Ten Pieces live

As all fans of Blue Peter know, if there’s one thing Barney Harwood isn’t short of, it’s enthusiasm. So it’s no surprise to find the CBBC presenter is equally animated about his upcoming role with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Aimed at families with children aged eight and over, the Ten Pieces concert will feature Harwood introducing excerpts from some of the most famous pieces of music ever written.

‘It’s an exhilarating journey into the world of classical music,’ says Harwood, ‘and a great opportunity to see and hear a live orchestra. I hope we can instil a love of classical music in a whole new generation.’

With Holst’s The Planets (Mars), Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Bernstein’s 'Mambo' from West Side Story on the menu, along with six other classical crackers, Ten Pieces is out to prove just how exciting, and loud, classical music can be.

‘Nothing compares to hearing a live orchestra for the first time,’ says BBC SSO producer Douglas Templeton, ‘and this concert is the perfect introduction to classical music. It’s a chance to hear a professional orchestra up close and experience it with your whole family.’

BBC Ten Pieces Live with the BBC SSO

A concert of ten specially-chosen works which have been used in the Ten Pieces initiative to get schoolchildren to develop their own responses to classical music. Featured works include Stravinsky's Firebird, Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries', Beethoven's Symphony No 5 (extract) and more.

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