We’re creating our own Carnival of the Animals with students from Ingfield Manor School this Spring!
Help us to raise a further £2.5k towards this project by attending our fundraising concert on:
Sunday 3rd March, 3pm, United Reformed Church, Lindfield
Pavlos Carvalho and pianist Andrew Quartermain will perform music by Brahms and Shostakovich
We are delighted to have received funding from the Knighton Fund and DeWinton Fund at Sussex Community Foundation, as well as Ensemble Reza Friends and the Friends of Ingfield Manor School.
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This Spring Ensemble Reza is teaming up with UK’s leading music technology expert Jason Rowland and the largest community arts charity in the South East, SameSky to create a unique multi sensory music project based on Saint-Saën’s magical work, Carnival of the Animals.
This project is aimed at students from Ingfield Manor, a school for pupils aged between 3-19 with neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy.
Following the success of a pilot project Ensemble Reza ran with the school last year, this composition and creative art project has been devised for the whole school and will include:
An initial concert of Carnival of the Animals by 9 professional musicians.
Seven composition workshops with Jason Rowland and Ensemble Reza musicians.
Two art workshops led by SameSky to create costumes, pictures and props.
Workshop for the staff focusing on music technology and Soundbeam.
Final concert performance with students performing alongside Ensemble Reza to family and friends with costumes, pictures and props professionally designed and staged by SameSky.
Feedback from our previous project:
Students at Ingfield Manor have a range of abilities and associated learning difficulties arising from cerebral palsy including limited mobility, speech, hearing and visual impairments. Many students require 1:1 specialist care. The reality of taking students with such complex needs to a venue to experience live music making is almost impossible.