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Children's Classic Concerts presents Fiddlesticks

Children's Classic Concerts presents Fiddlesticks

Family Concerts

Instrumentation

  • Owen Gunnell - Percussion
  • Maxwell Quartet - Strings

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Join CCC presenter Owen Gunnell and the award-winning Maxwell Quartet for a family concert featuring jaw-dropping virtuoso performances and well-known classics.

Violins meet vibraphones as Fiddlesticks explores the wonderful world of the strings and the acrobatic possibilities of percussion in an interactive hour-long concert. With a lively mix of jolly jazz, calming classical and Scottish traditional music on offer, plus lots of fun and audience participation, Fiddlesticks is a must-see fusion of traditional and contemporary styles for music fans of all ages!

Fees are negotiable and CCC would be happy to discuss a co-promotion to reduce the fee level.

Biography

Children's Classic Concerts has a serious commitment to making music fun. Reaching more than 13,000 children and their families each year, our concerts are range from symphony orchestra concerts to small chamber concerts and cover classical, orchestral, folk and jazz music. We aim to create interactive, innovative and inspirational experiences that can ignite a passion for culture in both the young and the old.

Our small ensemble performances are a great opportunity for young music fans to get up close and personal to their favourite instruments. The programmes have been carefully planned with music societies in mind and to encourage a whole new generation to get involved in music performances. Each performance has an accompanying pre-concert workshop or an opportunity to meet the musicians following the concert.

We chose ensembles to work with that are acclaimed, award-winning musicians and our own Artistic Director and presenter is a highly regarded percussionist in his own right, who regularly performs with the major UK orchestras and is a member of the renowned Colin Currie Group.

The Maxwell Quartet consists of four close friends (Colin Scobie, George Smith, Elliott Perks and Duncan Strachan) who grew up playing classical and folk music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland. The Quartet has developed a unique, fresh and genuine voice of its own in the world of chamber music. In 2017, the Quartet received the First Prize and Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, and their performances were hailed as ‘superb storytelling by four great communicators' by The Strad and as ‘brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating' by The Herald.

Now based across the UK and touring regularly in Europe and the United States, the Quartet's performances are set apart by the tribute they pay to their Scottish folk music heritage. From 2019 to 2021, the Quartet is Associate Artist at both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Music at Paxton festival.

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