"A fabulous, professional and engaging performance, which captivated the hearts and imaginations of our children. A relevant and informative introduction to the string family through fun, interactive stories." Mrs S Roberts, Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster. March 2018
Toscana Strings launched Stories Set To Music in March 2018 and was awarded Best Workshop Provider by Primary Music Magazine at their 2019 awards. Our aim is to deliver live music in schools, performed by professional musicians, covering all aspects of the music national curriculum for KS1 & 2 in a fun, interactive and informative way. We have four concerts on offer;
Animals - which includes two stories; The Tortoise and the Hare and Ferdinand the Bull (music to Bizet’s Carmen). We introduce the string family by playing lots of different styles of music as well as singing a song with the children, adding layers to it. We also touch on how everything we play in this concert is based on programme music.
The Snowman - this includes one story, the Snowman with original music. We introduce the string family with sections of Winter from the Four Seasons, sing a song and our musical theme for this concert is word painting.
Dob's Planet Adventure - this includes one story about a little inquisitive alien who explores space, planets and ends up on Earth. The music accompanying the story are four Spanish dances. We introduce the string family with sections of The Planets by Holst and sing a song.
The Nutcracker - this includes one story The Nutcracker with original music. We introduce the string family by playing different styles of dances, sing a song and our music theme for this concert is tempo and meter.
All stories are narrated and accompanied by string quartet. The concerts are suitable for children in reception to year six and last between 50 minutes to an hour. We also have free worksheets/resources so learning can continue after our visit.
For more information about each concert please click on the following links