About BBC Ten Pieces
Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to 7-14 year-olds across the UK and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the music.
We want young people to really get creative with classical music and develop imaginative responses. We're not just looking for musical responses - children can get creative in any art form that inspires them, so if you're a school, home educator or any kind of arts organisation you can get your students involved.
- Exciting animated short films to introduce each piece, presented by Naomi Wilkinson and Lemn Sissay
- Films of the orchestral and choral performances in full
- Accompanying classroom lesson plans for primary and secondary teachers
- Simplified downloadable arrangements at different ability levels for you to perform the pieces
- MP3 audio recordings of the music to listen to and download
There are other ways to engage with the Ten Pieces project across the 2017/18 academic year:
- The Ten Pieces Nutcracker Live Lesson is now online! Catch up on everything that happened in a jam-packed half hour of dance and movement for 7-11s and use it to develop your own dances to Tchaikovsky's music
- Upload your Nutcracker dances and other creative responses to a special online showcase on the Ten Pieces website
- The Ten Pieces Coaching Scheme will return this year, offering young people the chance to work with professional musicians from the BBC Orchestras and Choirs
- There will also be a series of Ten Pieces Concerts, giving young people across the UK the opportunity to see a full orchestra and world class conductors - see the full list of dates and venues
There will be more events announced throughout the year, including a grand finale in the summer.