Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight Music Hubs have planned their annual joint hub event for music practitioners, school music coordinators and heads of music. The conference will be held at Portsmouth Guildhall and will give delegates an opportunity to obtain new ideas to take back to the classroom and is an excellent networking opportunity.
Booking forms will be sent out to schools at the start of the Autumn Term.
Following the fully booked performances of The Railway Children, Beauty and The Beast and The Secret Garden, Portsmouth Music Hub and Image Music Theatre are once again joining together to present Handel and Gretel.
This event is suitable for KS2 children. If you are a school, that is interested in participating in this event, please click here to book your places.
There is limited capacity at this event, therefore we advise that you book your spaces early.
Our Performance evenings offer an opportunity for instrumental students of Portsmouth Music Hub to showcase their talent and progress throughout the year.
Portsmouth Philharmonia are proud to present their Autumn Concert at Hayling Island Community Centre. Programme will include selections from Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.
For further details please visit https://www.portsmouthphilharmonia.org/home
Portsmouth Music Hub's first World Song Festival will see children from across the city join together to celebrate songs from around the world.
The World Song Festival is open to all primary, special and secondary schools in Portsmouth.
If you are a school that is interested in participating in our World Song Festival please visit click here to sign up for this event. Booking for this event will open at the beginning of September.
A taste of Rio will come to Portsmouth on Wednesday 5 July when hundreds of primary-aged children will fill the heart of the city with drums, songs, streamers, flags and whistles.
Portsmouth Music Hub will be holding its annual Cultural Carnival. It brings together children from schools across the city and performances from local partner organisations, including professional singers, musicians and dancers.
Watched by families, friends, and surprised and smiling members of the public the Carnival procession will take the children from Portsmouth's Guildhall Square and into Victoria Park. There will be laughter, singing, dancing and flags waving, and the children in masks and costumes will entertain the public and ruffle the feathers of a few startled pigeons!
The spectacular Portsmouth Music Hub Cultural Carnival takes place at 9.30am on Wednesday 5 July at the Guildhall in Portsmouth.
Bombay the cat will be taking to the New Theatre Royal stage on Friday 30 June for a special evening of music and entertainment.
Bombay's Big Adventure tells the story of Bombay the black and white cat who has lost his owner, Melody the Musician. Bombay embarks on a musical journey, searching for Melody at some of Portsmouth's most famous venues and landmarks.
Children from city schools will join a whole host of professional musicians, singers and dancers to perform the magical tale of a lost cat.
Bombay's Big Adventure takes place at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, on Friday 30 June at 6.30pm.
Enjoy a unique performance of Handel's Messiah in a special grand version that was first heard in Portsmouth in 1812.
The performance is based on Dr George Burrows' discovery of an 1812 programme in Portsmouth's public library and his research into the context and issues that it raised. More than 200 performers come together to perform this 'Pompey Messiah' to raise money for local charities.
To put that special performance in perspective, George will also give a lecture on 1 March about his discoveries and he will explain how the concert itself forms part of the research. The talk tells the story of our expanding city, a prima donna that escaped Napoleon disguised as a nun and the evolution of a national culture of massed participation in music making that continues to this day.
A public lecture by Dr George Burrows
Wednesday 1 March at 4.00pm
EW1.11, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth
To register visit: Eventbrite
Saturday 18th March, 7.00pm
St Mary's Church, Portsmouth
The University Choir will join forces with the Solent Symphony Orchestra, Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, St Mary’s Church Choir and soloists from the Royal College of Music.
Tickets: Portsmouth University
‘Beating Heart’ is Portsmouth's best value one day music event, headlined by The Hoosiers, with over 30 bands playing across 5 stages, all for only £10. It takes place on Saturday 18 March at Portsmouth's Guildhall.
To find out more about this exciting event click on the Guildhall link.
Pantomime is finally over with a record breaking attendance this year. The staff are now looking forward to opening its doors for its annual Open Day on Saturday 14th January.
The day promises to have something for everyone: from puppetry, arts and crafts, and storytelling for some of our younger visitors plus timed performances on stage such as Hamlet by Icarus which is a co-production with the Kings and 9 to 5 by the Portsmouth Players and not forgetting the Kings Youth Theatre.
Our archivist will be there to offer a unique behind the scenes tour, guiding you through the history of this amazing Edwardian theatre, whilst giving an insight into some of the colourful characters that have be involved in both the rescue and restoration of the building. With the history being so vast there have been reports of ghostly spirits roaming the aisles, so we have invited a paranormal expert to see if there is any truth behind the sightings.
From 10.30am until 4pm you are welcome to explore areas of the theatre you would never normally get to see. You can also learn about the technical side of a production and how the lighting of a show can make all the difference.
The Kings Theatre only opens its doors like this once a year, so buy your tickets now. Money raised from this event go towards the restoration of the theatre.
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To celebration Pianoroom's 1st Anniversary, they have organised a series of FREE events to in the run up to the new year:
KORG IN-STORE - Friday 25th November 6pm to 8pm: With KORG's Luke Edwards & Andy Pullen
Ace demonstrator, Luke Edwards will play a selection of Korg's finest instruments including Pa300, HAVIAN 30 and Flagship Pro Keyboard Pa4X
Approximately 20 places available so please call or email early to reserve your place. Refreshments served.
KORG IN-STORE - Saturday 26th November 11am-5pm: With KORG's Luke Edwards & Andy Pullen
Luke and Andy will join Pianoroom for the day to discuss and DEMO all things Korg. If you would like a 'one2one' on any of the products that are available, call ahead and they will book you in.
CASIO IN-STORE - Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd December - 11am-5pm: With CASIO's Andy Brown
Meet Casio's Andy Brown to discuss all things Casio. Come and perform your favourite piece of music (up to 5 minutes) on Friday 2nd Dec or Sat 3rd Dec on a Casio Grand Hybrid. Each Piano Performer will be adjudicated by Andy and/or David and will receive a certificate commemorating the day (call for more details and to book your place). Each Casio Piano Performer will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a Casio Gift. This will be drawn on Monday 5th December.
YAMAHA EVENT WITH PAUL THIRKETTLE - Saturday 10th, 10am to 5pm & Sunday 11th December, 11am to 4pm:
Paul Thirkettle is a name synonymous with the music industry. Starting his career in a local music store, Paul quickly developed a passion for the industry. Following several contracts working on board cruise lines, Paul joined Technics Musical Instruments where he stayed for many years managing sales and helping develop & launch iconic instruments such as the KN keyboard range. Paul's career also led him to join KORG musical instruments as business development manager however his real passion lay with with the world leading brand YAMAHA. He now works closely with the company demonstrating and presenting their incredible range of instruments as well as a host of other marketing and promotional activities. Paul said "I'm delighted to be part of the YAMAHA team, a fantastic company with an incredible passion for music. I very much look forward to meeting our customers at one of our future events".
Come and meet and greet ace demonstrator Paul Thirkettle for help and advice choosing your new YAMAHA Digital Piano or Keyboard. Paul is an industry stalwart having worked with a number of leading brands over the years so will be a familiar and friendly face to many of you. He will be in-store both days.
In addition, if you would like a FREE 'one2one' with Paul on TYROS5, PSRS or CVP, you can call or email to book a place.
To book your places for any of these events, or to find out more information, please contact:
T: 02392 863792
On Thursday 10 November the annual Solent Cultural Conference returns to the Guildhall in Portsmouth. The conference will start with a keynote presentation by composer and workshop leader James Redwood, entitled ‘Excellence and Inclusivity in Arts Education’.
The conference will provide a workshop strand for early years practitioners, primary and secondary teachers, peripatetic staff and also arts staff. There are workshops ranging from the very practical, including playing the spoons, samba, African drumming and steel pans, through to multi-media based workshops and everything in between.
Conference costs £85 per person (or £120 for two)
To make a booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Portsmouth Light Orchestra in celebrating their birthday in this wonderful 80th Anniversary Concert.
Admission: Tickets £6 (Accompanied Under-16's watch for free)
Please contact Val Loft 023 9237 1135 to book tickets.
As part of the Making Waves Film Festival, Portsmouth Music Hub are screening the Pixar classic THE INCREDIBLES!
Children and adults are encouraged to come dressed as super heroes!
From the Academy Award-winning creators of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Finding Nemo,” comes this hilarious action-packed animated adventure about superheroes. Bob Parr used to be one of the world’s greatest superheroes (known to all as “Mr. Incredible”), saving lives and fighting evil on a daily basis. But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife (a famous superhero in her own right) have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids.
Free. Donations of £1 per person welcome. Book in advance by email email@example.com.
Dir: Brad Bird
Join us the BBC for a very special BBC Live Lesson coming to school classrooms all around the UK, hosted by CBBC's Karim Zeroual and Lauren Layfield and featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Ten Pieces Ambassador pianist and composer Julian Joseph.
Live Lessons support your teaching with curriculum-led free resources and activities by experts. Tailor-made for primary pupils, it's an opportunity for your students to join the biggest classroom in the UK.
Who: Key Stage 2/2nd Level - Music
When: Friday 23rd September
Time: 11am (approx. 50 mins)
Where: bbc.co.uk/livelessons (visit the website on the day to access the live stream)
Coming live from BBC Hoddinott Hall in the Wales Millennium Centre, the lesson aims to help students discover their inner composer.
Read Julian Joseph's introduction to the Live Lesson here.
We'll be exploring rhythm, melody and dynamics through:
- Bernstein's 'Mambo' from Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'
- Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement) and
- Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain.
With interactive, hands-on activities, we'll be inviting students to contribute to a collective Ten Pieces party piece.
How to get involved…
WATCH THE LIVE LESSON: BBC Live Lessons are streamed live through our website at bbc.co.uk/livelessons. Go to the page just before 11am on Friday 23rd September and click on the promo that says WATCH LIVE to tune in. There's no need to register or sign in!
CONTRIBUTE TO THE LESSON: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you’ll be watching and send in questions about musical composition for our experts. Your school could be named live on the webcast!
ACCESS CLASSROOM RESOURCES: Download a lesson guide for teachers and activity sheets, released on the website closer to the day.
And if you miss the Live Lesson, don't worry: the full lesson and clips will be made available for you and your class to view online after the programme ends on bbc.co.uk/livelessons.
Any questions? Contact the BBC at email@example.com.
Jive Aces, the nationally acclaimed Jive and Swing Band takes to the stage at the Guildhall for a stunning night of music, entertainment and dance!
Having become the first ever band to reach the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band.
With their high energy music, bright stage suits, wild stage show, irresistible humour and sheer professionalism, the Jive Aces will quickly get any audience on their feet - or dancing in their seat! Each and every show is guaranteed to go with a swing!
THE JIVE ACES at the Guildhall in Portsmouth
Tuesday 20th September 2016, 7.00pm Tickets £15.50 (including booking fee)
Box Office: 0844 847 2362 or visit www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk