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Ten Pieces Live Lesson for KS3

11th November 2015

BBC Learning is hosting a special Ten Pieces Live Lesson from MediaCityUK with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra presented by CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson and Blur’s Alex James.

Naomi and Alex will also be joined by very special guests; including four times world DJ champion Mr Switch and, from the Ten Pieces II film Lemn Sissay MBE, poet and Chancellor of Manchester University. The Live Lesson will focus on three of the Ten Pieces and aims to inspire students to develop their own creative responses to music through art, poetry and dance, whilst also highlighting key elements of the music curriculum.

The three pieces we are focusing on are:

‘Toreador’s Song’ from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ – Creative response – Poetry

‘Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra’ by Gabriel Prokofiev – Creative response – Dance

Shostakovich’s ‘Symphony No. 10’ – Creative response – Art

Live Lessons are streamed live from location to classrooms across the UK and are available to watch via the Live Lessons website. Students and teachers will be invited to get involved by emailing questions for our expert guests to answer and create your own responses to the music.

We hope that the lesson will inspire students to get creative through classical music and get involved with the next stage of the Ten Pieces Secondary project. Early next year we’ll be inviting you to send in your students’ creative responses to be showcased on the Ten Pieces website.

Here’s how you can get involved…

Make sure your students have listened to or have watched the clips of the three pieces before tuning into the Live Lesson.

If you miss the live stream don’t worry it will be available to watch again after the event on the website.

Look out for the launch of the Live Lessons website or email for more information.