Revolution: connecting climate change and music – FREE educational event

Saturday 17th January, 3.00-5.00pm
Reading Town Hall,
Blagrave Street


Before our next concert come along to out free education that is supported by the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Reading Museum & Town Hall and the Reading Climate Change Partnership.
Join us to explore how APO Young Composers Award winner Jenni Pinnock has connected the scientific and social issues associated with climate change through a new piece for orchestra, complete with interactive talks from climate change scientists and an open rehearsal with the orchestra, composer and conductor.
Anyone intrigued by science, politics, culture or the arts will find the event interesting, and we’re hoping that it will be particularly relevant to GCSE and A level students of relevant subjects. Please note that children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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NEXT CONCERT – Saturday 17th January 2015 – 7.30pm

  • Jenni Pinnock – Revolution Jan2015
  • Elgar – Cello Concerto
  • Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 3

Cello – Mark Walkem
Conductor – Andrew Taylor

The Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall,
Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH

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Young Composers Award winner announced!

APO is JenniPinnockdelighted to announce that Jenni Pinnock is the winner of this year’s Young Composers Award. As ever, the standard of entries was very high. Jenni impressed us with the clarity of her ideas and compositional voice. Fresh from taking part in Making Music’s ‘Adopt a Composer’ scheme, collaborating with the Quangle Wangle Choir in Dorset, Jenni will be commissioned to write a piece to be premiered at Reading Town Hall on Saturday 17th January 2015, in a programme also featuring Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony. Both these works have a relationship to the First World War, in particular the irrevocable change that it brought about. Jenni’s vision for her piece is to reflect on irrevocable change that is happening around us now: climate change. We are looking forward to working with her in the coming months to realise this vision. Congratulations, Jenni!