Tees Valley Arts has successfully applied for a Grants for the Arts award that will support the development of a symphonic composition inspired and arranged by a composer, created by young people and guided by professional musicians.
It will take place in three schools across the Tees Valley and support Year 10 / 11 children. Musicians will work with
young people to produce and present an interpretation of a professionally composed musical theme, demonstrating skills in thematic development and compositional technique.
This process will take place over an academic year and result in a series of symphonic pictures which will
be presented in a number of End of Year celebrations. The end product should be an eclectic piece of music which could justifiably be called The Tees Valley Symphony.
Funding will be sought to implement the second year of the project to explore all aspects of performance and will create a young person’s ensemble. High profile performances, a cd and booklet will celebrate the completion of the project.
TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.