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Ten Pieces Proms announced: 23 & 24 July at the Royal Albert Hall

18th January 2016

For the second year running, BBC Music’s classical music initiative Ten Pieces will take over the world-famous Royal Albert Hall – this year, secondary schools students will have the opportunity to perform their creative responses as part of the BBC Proms.

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan, will perform the ten pieces in two BBC Proms, on Saturday 23 July and Sunday 24 July. The Ten Pieces Proms are the only Proms announced so far as part of the 2016 BBC Proms season.

The two Proms will showcase a range of students’ creative responses – through composition, dance, digital art or performance poetry. Schools will have the chance to be invited to perform at the Proms by submitting creative responses via the Ten Pieces Uploader. Creative responses must be uploaded by 24th March in order to be considered for invitation to the Proms. However schools can continue to upload until Friday 27th May 2016 and all responses that are compliant with the house rules will be published in the online Ten Pieces Showcase.

Online resources are available to encourage children to learn more about the repertoire and composers, before developing their own creative responses to the music, often supported by some of the 262 music, dance and arts organisations that have signed up as Champions for Ten Pieces in their communities, and who are offering lessons, workshops, teacher training and celebratory concerts on the theme.

This second set of ten pieces, aimed at students aged 11-14, follows on from the first year of the hugely successful project, which has so far seen more than half of the UK’s primary schools engaging in the scheme.

Read more on the BBC website