Derby Arena to host BBC Ten Pieces concert

Mon 2 Feb 2015

We've secured a prestigious opportunity to host one of the BBC’s free Ten Pieces Schools Concerts, a classical concert performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, taking place on Friday 19 June.

Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture said:

“I am extremely pleased the iconic new Derby Arena will to host one of BBC’s ‘Ten Pieces concerts’. We have worked very closely with the BBC to make sure children in Derby will be able to enjoy a world class concert and discover the wonders of classical music. It is great news for everyone in Derby that the Arena is already starting to attract high profile events, such as this to the city.”

BBC Music’s Ten Pieces is an ambitious initiative for primary school pupils, which aims to open up a world of classical music to a generation of children. Led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups and launched in 2014, the BBC announced ten pieces of classical music designed to act as a gateway to children to learn more about classical music and inspire them to use music as a stimulus for their own creativity.

The concert is one of 18 celebratory concerts running across the country, offering primary schools an opportunity to hear the ten pieces performed live and highlighting a range of children's responses to the ten pieces.

The ten pieces include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (1st movement), Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King from 'Peer Gynt', Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement) and Anna Meredith’s Connect It.

Tickets will be available online for Derbyshire and Derby City Schools through Derbyshire Music Education Hub website from mid-February. Please note that these concerts are suitable for key stage 2 pupils.