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Philharmonia Sessions: Orchestra Unwrapped – Teacher INSET session

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Session leader

Lucy Drever

Orchestra Unwrapped is accompanied by a free teacher INSET session led by concert presenter and music education specialist, Lucy Drever which will take place ahead of our online concert on Friday 23 April. This online session will assist teachers in preparing their classes for the concert with practical examples of creative musical activities to maximise their learning. A full resource pack with details on the concert programme and composers will be made available, along with practice videos for the participation piece, Heart, Power, Magic. No prior music experience is necessary, but the training session is also suitable for music specialists. Orchestra Unwrapped is designed especially with KS2 pupils (ages 7-11) in mind, and therefore the INSET session is most useful for teachers of this year/age group.

Need to know

How long are the INSET sessions?

The INSET sessions is roughly 90 mins in length, and is free to join.

When are the INSET sessions taking place?

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 9am
Thursday 11 March 2021, 3.30pm
Friday 12 March 2021, 1pm

Are they open to anyone?

The INSET session is open to teachers and educators across our residencies, including London, Leicester, Bedford, and Basingstoke. Due to the limited number of spaces available we ask only one teacher from your school sign up to the session.

How do I access the INSET sessions?

The session will be through Zoom, a link and password will be sent to you prior the session. If you have any questions about the teacher INSET session or online concert, please email

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Schools concert

Philharmonia Session: Orchestra Unwrapped

Stephanie Childress – conductor
Lucy Drever – presenter

  • Smyth Serenade in D II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Allegro molto
  • Mary Kouyoumdjian Tagh [Diary] of an Immigrant
  • House of Absolute Heart, Power, Magic
  • Farrenc Overture No. 1
  • Kirsten Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez 'Let it Go' from Frozen

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