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A very crafty cellist workshop

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Yesterday the sound of the cello filled the children’s corner at Foyles in Grand Central as Town Hall Symphony Hall presented Creative Corner. This interactive musical workshop gave young music makers the opportunity to create their own miniature cereal box cello and play along with a live cellist.

The workshop was inspired by Czech Philharmonic cello soloist Alisa Weilerstein, who learnt to play the cello after her grandmother made her a cereal box cello at the age of 5. Later this month, Alisa and the Czech Philharmonic will play music by Dvořák and Mozart at Symphony Hall as part of the 2017-2018 Birmingham Classical Season. 

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Musician, Sound Artist and Musical Instrument Designer, Sam Underwood led this creative children’s workshop, joined by cellist Jonathan Madden.

Every year, THSH connects over 15,000 young people and adults to a world of music and performance, enabling children to explore the world of classical music in a relaxed and accessible environment.

Classical music has the potential to inspire children and young people alike offering an opportunity to become a regular listeners or even plant seeds of future careers as composers, performers or maestros. As part of this commitment to inspiring future generations, Town Hall Symphony Hall has set up the Birmingham Classical Kids Go Free scheme, which enables one young person under 16 to attend for free with every adult ticket purchased.