Perrys Recycling are pleased to sponsor the Scrapheap Orchestra & build an Instrument competition at the 'Orchestra in a Field Festival'

29th June 2012

 

 

June 30th - July 1st - Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset

 

 

"The energy of Glastonbury and the production values of Glyndebourne" The Telegraph.

Orchestra in a Field is a unique, family-friendly festival: a kaleidoscopic tour of the world's best music from Tchaikovsky to Tubular Bells by way of hip hop, handbells and opera. Held in the sweeping parklands of Glastonbury Abbey, with its romantic ruins, and ancient orchards, this unique event is the inspiration of award-winning conductor Charles Hazlewood.

 

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture   'Scrapheap Orchestra'

Perrys Recycling are pleased to sponsor the Scrapheap Orchestra and build an instrument competition. For the first time ever an entire orchestra of 44 instruments was built from just scrap. The quest to build an orchestra of instruments out of rubbish is more than just a musical spectacle - in the construction of these instruments they delve into the history of instrument making and the science of music, why different instruments are made the way they are, why some designs have not changed for hundreds of years and why, when played together, the sound of an orchestra is unlike anything else on earth.

 

Inspirational conductor Charles Hazlewood leads the challenge and charges a group of the UK's top instrument makers with the mission of transforming junk, broken furniture and the contents of roadside skips into an orchestra of instruments.
 
 
 
The Scrapheap Instrument Challenge
 
Chris Perry from Perrys Recycling handing over a £25 prize to Jessica Edwards for her winning ‘scrapheap trumpet' at Orchestra in a Field's ‘Scrapheap Instrument Challenge' competition on Saturday 30th June.

The competition was inspired by The Scrapheap Orchestra - an orchestra made entirely out of recycled materials over a 12 week period for a recent BBC4 documentary fronted by Orchestra in a Field creator and conductor Charles Hazlewood. The documentary, which had some of the highest ratings in BBC4's history, culminated in a performance by the Scrapheap Orchestra at the BBC Proms, which got a standing ovation. The Scrapheap Orchestra was ‘reborn' for Orchestra in a Field, where they performed Tchaikovsky's dramatic‘1812 Overture' - one of the highlights of the festival.

Chairman of Perrys Recycling, Brian Perry said "We were delighted to help sponsor Orchestra in a Field in this way. It's a great way to get kids interested in music and conscious of sustainability and recycling issues too."
The Scrapheap Instrument Challenge was one of several competitions run by Orchestra in a Field as part of their‘Schools Programme' to encourage children to engage with classical music.

"if we don't introduce kids to classical music, there won't be an audience for it in 20 years time, and the world will be a poorer place for it!"says Charles Hazlewood.
 

Professional musical instrument maker Paul Jeffries and Chris Perry from Perry Recycling judging the Scrapheap Instrument Challenge at Orchestra in a Field last weekend, which was sponsored by Perrys Recycling.

 

Children took part in ‘make a scrapheap instrument workshops' throughout the 2 day festival, with scrap materials donated by the Wells based Scrapstore whose staff also supervised the workshops.

 

Professional musical instrument maker Paul Jeffries and Chris Perry from Perry Recycling judging the Scrapheap Instrument Challenge at Orchestra in a Field last weekend, which was sponsored by Perrys Recycling. 

 

 

 

Watch on youtube  

Scrapheap orchestra part 1 of 6

Scrapheap orchestra video at the Albert Hall Part 6 of 6.

 

Website www.orchestrainafield.com