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BrightSparks schools' concerts

February 2012 │ London

BrightSparks, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts for schools, started in 2001 and has been supported by Deutsche Bank since the beginning. Each concert is designed to a specific Key Stage to engage, inform and entertain thousands of young people each year.

This year we are, for the first time, extending the series to include concerts for GCSE Music students. Leading under-14s into the intoxicating and exhilarating world of orchestral music is hugely important. Then by engaging those who have opted to study Music further and take them on the next step of the journey, exposing them to another layer of repertoire and exploring it in greater depth is truly impactful. The first tailored concert for GCSE Music students took place this week and one Year 10 student from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Slough who attended said ‘It was brilliant.  Hearing music on the computer or CD player is one thing, but hearing it live is completely different and amazing.’

Deutsche Bank have supported this expansion to complement the Deutsche Bank Free Tickets Scheme to ensure that thousands of school children and their teachers in the Greater London area have the opportunity to experience a live performance by the Orchestra for free.

'Deutsche Bank has a history and reputation for its support of the use of arts within education to positively impact on the teaching and learning of young people in disadvantaged areas,' says Kate Cavelle, Head of Corporate Citizenship UK at Deutsche Bank. 'Our relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been at the core of this support for over ten years, providing thousands of young people with the exciting opportunity to see a live concert at Royal Festival Hall. This partnership ensures that we have a true impact on learning whilst simultaneously increasing access to the wonderful world of music for young people who might otherwise never have the opportunity to go.'

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